FSO fire, Italy offshore

FSO LEONIS, positioned 10 nm south of southern Sicily coast, suffered fire on Jul 24. Fire was quickly extinguished by joint efforts of FSO personnel and Italian agencies responsible for safety at sea. Not much details available, understood fire was sparked off by maintenance hot works, igniting oil residue in cargo tank or tanks. CO2 firefighting system was activated. Probably there were no serious damages, flame and smoke didn’t spread to upper decks.

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