Fire on Barge in Riedenburg 

On Nov 30, 2017, around 5 p.m. a fire broke out in the foreship of the “Bon Voyage”, 1284 ts (EU-No.: 04501350), en-route from Ludwigshafen to Riedenburg, where the cargo of 1.102 mineral fertilizer was to be unloaded.

After the Hungarian master had turned around the ship in the foreport of the Riedenburg lock, the crew remarked strong smoke development from the foreship. The two men in vain tried to extinguish the fire, but the smoke was too intense to penetrate the bow thruster engine room.

Fire rescue forces from Riedenburg, Otterzhofen, Perletzhofen and Kelheim were alerted and brought the fire under control within short time. Fire brigades from Prunn, Dietfurt and Altmannstein which had been alerted too, could be stood down again.

After the fire was out, the engine room was ventilated. The fire brigade found out that electric cables had started to burn.Bon-Voyage

The Main-Donau-Canal was closed for shipping between 5.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The damage was estimated to be in the five-didgit-area. The ship was detained for investigations.


Source: Vessel Tracker .com