28.04.2021 - FIRE ON DRY CARGO M/V “TAIMYR” IN ARKHANGELSK
On April 28, at about 8 am, the emergency services of the Arkhangelsk Region received a message about a fire in the dry cargo ship "Taimyr", moored at the dock of the port "Economia".
According to the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the forces and means of the Arkhangelsk fire and rescue team, overall of 9 units of equipment and 33 personnel were sent to the place.
At the time of the arrival of the first fire and rescue unit, black smoke was observed escaping from the second hold. The fire was assigned a difficulty rank of 1-bis, and a firefighting headquarters was deployed. The dry cargo ship is equipped with a volumetric fire extinguishing system. In the hold, where the fire occurred, the fire extinguishing system was switched on, upon completion of the work of which three links of the gas and smoke protection service worked in an environment unsuitable for breathing.
Special firefighting equipment was in readiness. Fire extinguishing work was complicated by the fact that there was a cargo of 146 tons of insulation in the hold, which needed to be unloaded. At 12:01 the open burning was stopped, at 12:31 the fire was completely liquidated. The total area of the fire was 80 sq. m.
There were no casualties - the crew members evacuated to the pier on their own. The causes of the incident and the final damage remain to be determined.
M/V TAIMYR (IMO: 8821797) is a General Cargo that was built in 1990, under the flag of Russia.
The vessel is carrying capacity is 12150 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 5.9 meters. Length overall (LOA) is 129.5 meters and her width is 18.9 meters.