Fugro Simphony Catches Fire, Crew Evacuated


Fugro Subsea Services-operated ROV support vessel Fugro Symphony has reportedly caught fire, early this morning in Peterhead Harbour.

According to reports, the fire-fighting teams were called for duty at approximately 3 AM on Wednesday and it took about 35 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

More than 80 crew members were safely evacuated to the Fishermen’s Mission in Peterhead with no injuries reported, the local media reports.

It is yet unsure what caused the fire to break out on the 130 meters long vessel, however, the reports say that it might have originated in an electrical switch room in the lower decks.

Furthermore, Fugro has today confirmed that there was a fire onboard the vessel and that all non-essential personnel onboard were immediately evacuated with no injuries.

“All personnel returned to the vessel once it was confirmed safe to do so. A Fugro team is onboard to investigate the cause of the incident,” said the company in a statement.






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