Whilst crew were boarding and the cargo was being loaded a fire suddenly broke out in the auxiliary engine room. The fire was extinguished using the ships fixed fire fighting installation but there was extensive damage to electrical equipment. Also, one of the engineer officers working in the space at the time had difficulty making his escape. The fire was caused by hydraulic oil spraying from a filter. Two of the set screws which retained the cover were found to be stripped, allowing the oil to escape.
posted 26 Sep '18, 17:10