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Crew partially evacuated after engine room fire

On Sep 11, 2018, the 'Langenes' caught fire 75 miles off the Rogaland coast

Crew partially evacuated after engine room fire

On Sep 11, 2018, the 'Langenes' caught fire 75 miles off the Rogaland coast

Crew partially evacuated after engine room fire
11 September 2018 - 19:21

On Sep 11, 2018, the 'Langenes' caught fire 75 miles off the Rogaland coast. The JRCCC was notified at 3.03 p.m. 15 of the 20 crew members were evacuated by a rescue helicopter and a supply vessel. They were flown to Stavanger Airport at 4.45 p.m.. No injury has been reported, but a health check was made on arrival. Several ships and two rescue helicopters, one Sea King and one Super Puma, attended the burning 'Langenes' west of Sola in Rogaland. On scene were 28 knots wind. The first helicopter was on scene at 4.10 p.m. It was assessed continuously if the last five men on board also would have to be evacuated. There was still heat development from the engine room, which had been sealed when the fire broke out. The remaining crew had activated the fire extinguishing system, but did not have fully control of the fire. The standby vessel 'Far Sun' of a nearby oil rig remained close to the 'Lanngenes'. The helicopters were stood down for the time being. The arrival of a patrol boat of the Coastguard was announcef for 11 p.m.

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