EMMALIE - Fire on 12 December 2019 (In consultation)

12-12-2019
Ongoing investigation Fishing ship Fire/explosion Investigation report

On 12 December 2019 a fire broke out on the Danish registered fishing vessel EMMALIE while it was fishing approx. 40 nm north of Hirtshals, Denmark. The fire was quickly noticed by other fishing vessels in the vicinity and they came to assist the crew. Within an hour a rescue helicopter from Danish Admiral Fleet arrived at the scene and evacuated the crew. None of the crewmembers suffered serious injuries. The fire was later put out by the Danish fishing support vessel VESTKYSTEN.

EMMALIE was towed to the port of Frederikshavn, Denmark, where DMAIB initiated an investigation on 16 December 2019.