The fishing vessel Lady Anna caught fire on 2 nautical miles south off Honolulu Harbor, Oahu. The crew requested assistance form the US Coast Guard in Honolulu after black smoke started billowing from engine room. The fire started from short circuit in diesel generator and later cables in the engine room inflamed. At the scene of the accident were dispatched rescue boats equipped with utilized a P-6 pump for firefighting. The international crew from the fishing vessel Lady Anna was evacuated and transfered to another fishing ship in vicinity. The fire on board was extinguished after several hours without injuries, but ship suffered serious damages.
All the crew was successfully transfered to the Honolulu Harbor, while the troubled fishing vessel Lady Anna was towed to Pier 17, where will be hold for repair and inspection. Fortunately there were no injured people and no water pollution. The authorities and coast guard will follow an investigation for the root cause of the accident and if all the safety measures were taken on board.
The longliner fishing vessel Lady Anna has overall length of 24.00 m, moulded beam of 6.00 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m. The ship is operating under the flag of USA and engaged in coastal fishing.