World NewsOil tanker catches fire off Gulf of Finland, crew extinguishes the flames

Oil tanker catches fire off Gulf of Finland, crew extinguishes the flames

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A crude oil tanker caught fireplace within the Gulf of Finland, however the crew was in a position to extinguish the flames, Finnish and Estonian rescue officers mentioned Thursday.

The fireplace broke out on the 820-foot ship Alexia, 11 miles south of the Finnish peninsula of Porkkala, the Helsinki Sea Rescue Command Heart mentioned.

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Tago Trei, chief of operations on the Police and Border Guard Board in Estonia, which was taking the lead within the operation, mentioned the fireplace was out however officers have been nonetheless checking to verify there was no additional hazard. No accidents have been reported.

The 820-foot Alexia was headed to Istanbul, Turkey, when it caught fireplace within the Guld of Finland. Pictured: Oil tanker leaving the Port of Gothenburg in Sweeden on June 2, 2021.
(Karol Serewis/SOPA Photographs/LightRocket by way of Getty Photographs)

“The rescue operation is over, every little thing is underneath management,” Britta Sepp of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board mentioned in an electronic mail to The Related Press.

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The web site Maritime Site visitors mentioned the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker had left Russia and was en path to Istanbul in Turkey.

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