Engine room fire broke out on this LPG Carrier (GRT 7,900), while she was en-route off Honduras.

After appropriate actions by crew the fire was successfully extinguished by release of the CO2 system, and the vessel was towed to Panama where M/E overhaul and necessary repairs in way of affected steel / cabling / panels and piping were carried out.

Complete cleaning of the Engine Room and decontamination from chlorides were also effected, whilst a sum of 80 days were required for completion of permanent repairs.

Our Panama and Istanbul Offices were involved on behalf of H&M Underwriters, through constant teamwork since the first notice of the fire, assisting Owners with towing arrangements/negotiation, finding suitable workshop and lay-by berth for repairs and following up repair progress until final sea trials.