Augusta Due can confirm that on April 26, 2017 around 2000 local time, its owned and operated vessel, M/T Rinella M, reported that a fire broke out in the engine room whilst discharging her cargo at the Port of Alexandria, caused by fuel oil leakage from one D/G. All crew members are reported to be safe and well and there is no pollution.
Thankfully due to the swift action of the crew assisted by shore support, the fire on board has been extinguished by releasing the fixed CO2 System.
The vessel has been shifted to lay-by berth (Quay 55), partly loaded with cargo parcels Gasoline 95 RON. A firefighting boat is kept closely should any assistance be required.
An owner representative, together with P&I and H&M Surveyors are on site to assist the vessel’s staff and coordinate any necessary immediate actions.
A full inspection to measure the extent of any damages is underway.
Augusta Due can confirm that the main engine, boilers, IG generator – main switch boards, purifiers and all other main machineries (excluding DD/GGs) were reported without damages. The nautical equipment and communication systems on board are fully operative.
The damages to the diesel generator are currently being assessed.
Augusta Due’s top priority is and has always been the safety on board. A comprehensive investigation report consisting of statement of facts, root cause of the incident and corrective actions will be distributed as it becomes available.
The Company is in touch with all the appropriate authorities, in line with standard procedures and is responding accordingly. Cargo owners have been notified.
Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
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