Fire broke out on the Italian tanker Mario in the port of Tuapse on the Russian coast of the Black Sea. It broke out on Wednesday in the engine space of the vessel, the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported today. The tanker was getting diesel fuel from coast terminals.
The fire was extinguished two and a half hours later. There are no victims or casualties; oil products have not been spilled.
According to preliminary information, the fire was caused by a short circuit in the electric wiring.
140 people and 27 technical units, including 3 tugs and 3 fire boats, were involved in extinguishing the fire.