Mumbai: A serious fire broke out on an OSV owned by Indian oil giant OGNC on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened 200 km off the Mumbai coast.
No casualties were reported from the fire, which started in the engine room of the Indian-flagged Vestfonn (built 1983; 2,362 dwt) and rapidly escalated. Three coast guard ships were deployed to the scene as well as a naval helicopter. The crew were evacuated by another nearby OSV, Great Ahalya.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The ship is owned by Baker Hughes Oilfield Services and Gard is its P&I Club.