Fire hits Ultrapetrol PSV in Macae, Brazil

A platform supply vessel (PSV) suffered a fire on Wednesday morning while in the anchorage of Macae in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

Flames and dark smoke were reported on the deck of the UP Safira as the fire of unknown origin blazed. It had ignited while maintenance work was being undertaken.

Vessel owner Ultrapetrol said the fire was brought under control by the crew with the assistance of oil spill response vessel CMM Gravity.

No injuries or spillage were reported.

The ship is operated by UP Offshore and is in the middle of a four-year contract with Petrobras.

Macae is located about 180km northeast of Rio de Janeiro the city.



Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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