The special purpose vessel Ringasung caught fire in engine room off Hordvikneset, Norway. The fire erupted at the compartment after overheating of one of the diesel generator. The flames engulfed the whole engine room, but crew started immediate firefighting. Also two nearby vessel assisted of the troubled special purpose ship. The fire was completely extinguished, but vessel lost propulsion power and remained adrift. The ship Ringasung was taken under tow to Bergen, where was docked for repairs and safety inspection. The accident was reported to local authorities and the investigation for the root cause of the fire was initiated.
Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no reported water pollution. The vessel will be out of service until further repair works, special survey and safety inspection.
The special purpose vessel Ringasung (IMO: 8133736) has overall length of 28.40 m, moulded beam of 7.70 m and maximum draft of 3.00 m. The gross tonnage of the vessel is 176 GRT. The ship was built in 1968 by Smedvik Mekaniske Verksted in their shipyard in Tjorvag, Norway.