The container ship Containerships VII caught fire in Gulf of Finland. The vessel was proceeding in traffic separation zone of Seskar Island in Russia en route from St Petersburg to Helsinki, but the diesel generator caught fire after overheating. The accident was reported to the local authorities and the ship was brought to anchor in traffic separation zone, but no assistance was required. The crew started firefighting and succeeded to extinguish the flames quickly. There were no serious damages to the machinery and the hull of the vessel ship, so Containerships VII was allowed to resume the voyage to port of destination where will be inspected.
There were no reported injuries and water pollution during the accident. The investigation for the root cause is under way.
The container ship Containerships VII (IMO: 9250098) has overall length of 158.80 m, moulded beam of 21.75 m and maximum draft of 8.30 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 13,965 DWT and the gross tonnage is 10,499 GRT. The container carrier was built in 2002 by JJ Sietas Schiffswerft in Germany.
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