Fire erupted on board of Turkish general cargo ship Derin at Port of Chioggia, Italy. The vessel unberthed from the pier and was maneuvering to leave the port, when thick smoke appeared from the superstructure. The crew reported about the fire and started firefighting, while the vessel was moored at another quay. At the scene of the accident were dispatched two firefighting teams with machines, which assisted with extinguishing the flames for less than an hour. The general cargo ship Derin did not suffered serious damages and remained afloat, but was detained for special survey and inspection. The damages caused by the fire will be assessed during the day, but probably vessel will be released to resume voyage.
The investigation of the accident is under way. Fortunately during the fire there were no injured people and no water pollution. The damages of the super structure will be assessed and fixed. The fire department will follow a special inspection.
The general cargo ship Derin (IMO: 9001150) has overall length of 116.00 m, moulded beam of 17.00 m and maximum 7.00 m. The vessel has deadweight of 8,380 DWT and gross tonnage of 5,368 GRT. The general cargo vessel was built in Gelibolu Shipyard in Turkey. The vessel Derin is owned and operated by Asel Denizcilik. During the accident the vessel was en route from Chioggia, Italy to Tenes, Algeria.