ORANESS fire, Kiel Canal

Product tanker ORANESS suffered engine room fire late at night May 16 while transiting Kiel Canal in Suchsdorf area. Vessel was stopped near north side of the canal, local firefighters were called in, by 0100 LT May 17 fire was extinguished. Tugs took tanker back to Kiel, where she was docked. Vessel was transiting canal in western direction en route from from Aarhus to Moerdijk. As of 0600 UTC May 17, tanker was in the same position, moored at Kiel.
Product tanker ORANESS, IMO 8416786, dwt 2586, built 1985, flag Denmark, manager Rederiet M.H. Simonsen ApS.

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