Fire on board of container ship Nuca Arctica off Denmark

Nuca ArcticaThe container ship Nuca Arctica caught fire in engine room off Frederikshavn, Denmark. One of the diesel generators of the vessel inflamed after short circuit, shortly after leaving Aalborg en route to Nuuk, Greenland. The flames were quickly extinguished by the crew, who activate the CO2 firefighting system. The damages were not sufficient and the vessel remained afloat, but was pushed to return Denmark for inspection and repairs. The container carrier Nuca Arctica arrived in Frederikshavn by own power with reduced speed. According to the estimates, the repairs will be completed within 24 hours and the ship will return in service.

The local authorities started investigation for the root cause and circumstances of the fire. Also was ordered safety inspection for the vessel before return in service. During the incident there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The container ship Nuca Arctica (IMO: 9100231) has overall length of 133.00 m, moulded beam of 19.00 m and maximum draft of 7.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 9,556 DWT and the gross tonnage is 11,612 GRT. The carrier was built in 1995 by Danyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The vessel is operating under the flag of Denmark and managed by Royal Arctic Line.