SubSea 7 Vessel Catches Fire
A fire broke out onboard the ROV Subsea Viking 7 while it was moored in Scotland at the Hatson Pier on Orkney Island. It was reported that short circuit in the diesel generator caused the fire which spread aboard the vessel. A Scottish coast guard tugboat extinguished the fire quickly and no one was injured.
The 1999-built Subsea Viking is a construction/flexlay vessel owned by Eidesvik Shipping and was on charter to Subsea 7. A ferry due to call at the pier last night diverted to a neighboring facility.
The vessel has overall length of 103.00 m, molded beam of 24.00 m and maximum draft of 6.20 m. The deadweight of the ship is 6,350 DWT and the gross tonnage is 7,401 GRT. The ship was built in 1999 by Umoe Sterkoder in their shipyard in Kristiansund, Norway.