Cargo Ship Catches Fire off Scottish Coast

Celtica Hav

Published Jun 26, 2015 11:21 AM by Kathryn Stone

A fire erupted aboard general cargo ship late Thursday evening shortly after departing from Aberdeen Harbor.

The 1,720 dwt Celtica Hav was en route to Hamburg when smoke was reported coming from ship’s cargo hold. A lifeboat escorted the vessel back into Aberdeen Harbor, where local fire response teams were waiting. The fire was contained in the early morning hours and the vessel is currently reported to be in stable condition. No one was injured in the fire.

The vessel is believed to have been transporting a shipment of barley grain when the blaze occurred.

The Celtica Hav is owned and operated by Norwegian-based shipping company Hav Ship Management. It was built in 1984 and is registered in the Bahamas.