Fire-Damaged NYK Boxship is Headed for Oakland Under Tow

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Smoke from the NYK Delphinus’ engine space vents, May 14 (USCG)

The engine space fire aboard the boxship NYK Delphinus is controlled as well as a business yank has actually taken the vessel in tow, bound forOakland

Early on Friday early morning, the staff of the Delphinus reported an engine fire aboard the vessel at a setting regarding 80 miles off the coastline of Big Sur,California The UNITED STATE Coast Guard sent off the cutter Sockeye as well as a helicopter aircrew out of Air Station San Francisco to examine the vessel as well as offer support. Resolve Marine was marked as the business salvage -responder, as well as it acquired 5 pulls to help – the Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, Delta Deanna, Delta Lindsay as well as Scorpio. On arrival, the pulls supplied exterior hull air conditioning as well as waited to help.

Through Saturday early morning, the staff of the Delphinus reported decreasing temperature levels on the engine space bulkheads. Smoke from her engine space vents was no more noticeable, as well as the staff analyzed that the fire was had. With the fire significantly controlled, the tugboat Delta Deanna took the Delphinus in tow as well as started heading north at regarding 1100 hrsSaturday

The Delphinus – as well as her yank companions – are presently headed north to a place west of Point Reyes, where the container ship will certainly take aboard extra fire as well as salvage employees. This group will certainly carry out an extensive architectural evaluation as well as analyze the damages to the engine space. Once this job is finished, the Delphinus will certainly be lugged to a pier at the port of Oakland for additional evaluation.

All 24 crewmembers are secure as well as represented, as well as there are no reported injuries or contamination.

The 2007-built NYK Delphinus is a Panamax boxship with a capability of 4,900 TEU. At the moment of the casualty, she was in progress from British Columbia toOakland Her last PSC evaluation was performed at the Fraser-Surrey Docks in B.C. on May 6, as well as the assessor videotaped no shortages.