SEA GALE - Fire on 20 May 2014


On the morning of 20 May 2014, the Danish crew/supply vessel SEA GALE had an engine room fire while engaged in the transfer of wind turbine technicians in the German Bight, the North Sea. All 12 passengers were evacuated, and the fire was extinguished with assistance from other ships in the vicinity. Neither the crew and passengers on board, nor assisting personnel were injured during the accident.

In this report, the DMAIB focuses on the special features of high-speed and carbon composite craft and the challenges of emergency management on board.

The report can be downloaded in PDF format here.