Croatian Navy missile boat fire, Sibenik

Fire erupted in stern area near aft missile launchers on board of Croatian Navy missile boat VUKOVAR (RTOP-41), in the morning Sep 19, at Sibenik NCP Ship Repair Yard, where the boat is undergoing scheduled maintenance works. Fire was sparked by wielding works. One crew and two workers were hospitalized with smoke inhalation symptoms. Fire reportedly, was quickly extinguished by crew and by local fire fighting teams.
Missile attack boat VUKOVAR (RTOP-41), Croatian Navy, built 1981 in Finland, in 2008 bought by Croatia, commissioned in 2009, displacement 300, length 45 meters, armament missiles, guns, depth charges.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.