On Nov 8, 2017, at 11.40 a.m. a fire broke out aboard the “Amalea” which was berthed alongside the “Alena” at the Vahali Shipyard on the Waal near Gendt. Among other forces of the fire brigade, also a boat was alerted, but it could soon return to the base after the fire was extinguished by the local fire brigade.
It was caused by welding work on the ship which was still under construction. It seemed likely that oil had started to smolder under a coating. The workers could save themselves in time. There was an ambulance on the spot because an employee had inhaled smoke.
The work on the yard has meanwhile resumed.