Tanker disabled by fire, towed to New York

Asphalt tanker FENG HUANG AO suffered fire in engine room in the morning Oct 5 off Nantucket island, New England, USA, while en route Antwerp to New York with cargo of asphalt, said USCG on Oct 8. Fire was extinguished by activated fire suppression system, there were no injures to crew, but tanker was disabled. Tug was arranged, tanker was taken on tow on Oct 5 and towed to New York, arriving there on Oct 8.
Asphalt tanker FENG HUANG AO, IMO 9764520, dwt 12799, built 2015, flag HK, manager VALT BV (according to Equasis).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.