Port of Salalah responds quickly to fishing vessel fire

29 October 2013

Port of Salalah has responded to a fire onboard a fishing vessel BAEK YUNG 29 that occurred at approximately 0300 on 28 October, 2013 while berthed at the port.

The port authority has responded with all possible assistance in firefighting on both land and sea, though fire trucks and specialized firefighting equipment aboard harbor tug vessels. Response teams from government sides were also on site.

Despite efforts to extinguish the flames, the vessel was towedout of the portís harbor waters to prevent risk or damage to other vessels docked at the port. Operations at the port were ongoing as usual and not impacted by the incident. At approximately 1130 the vessel capsized outside the port area.

All crew members aboard the vessel were able to evacuate safely and there are no reported casualties. The cause of the fire isexpected to show electrical conduction from equipment onboard the vessel.

The company is meeting with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard and concerned officials to support investigations and clean-up efforts.

Salalah Port Services Co. press release