The container ship Alianca Santon caught fire at Salvador port, Brazil. The flames erupted in engine room after short circuit in ship’s aggregate. The fire alarm was raised and the crew took immediate actions. The CO2 firefighting system was activated and the flames were extinguished shortly without allowing them to extend beyond the engine compartment. The containers deck and superstructure remained unaffected by the fire. The accident was reported to the local authorities and the ship was later inspected by fire department specialists. It was estimated that the fire caused damages to the engineering, which should be repaired before allowing the container carrier to return in service.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident and requested special survey of the ship after repairs are completed. During the fire there were no reported injuries and no water pollution.
The container ship Alianca Santon (IMO: 9273923) has overall length of 208.00 m, moulded beam of 30.00 m and maximum draft of 8.30 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 33,890 DWT and the gross tonnage is 25,709 GRT. The container carrier was built in 2003 by Nordic Yards Warnemunde in their shipyard in Rostock, Germany. The ship is operating under the flag of Brazil.