On 26 June 2017, the cargo vessel MV Anna was en route to the Port of
Rotterdam (20 km offshore) when a fire was broken out in the engine room. The
crew of MV Anna battled the fire, but have requested assistance from Dutch
fire-fighting resources. Coast
guard teams arrived on the scene to start assisting with the fire-fighting
operations and transferring some injured crew members from MV Anna.
As a result of the
fire, a propulsion engine failure has occurred, and the vessel requested towage
services. Thanks to a swift response of Kotug Smit's crew and staff, two tugs with
Fire-Fighting system could departed immediately to the scene.
Once SD Stingray and Smit Panther arrived, the fire was already battled
and no oil spill and pollution were occurred. As soon as the situation was under
control, the tugs escorted MV Anna to a temporary destination in the Port of
Thanks to a
great cooperation between the Dutch coast guard, the KNRM (Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue
Institution), the pilot and the crew of the Kotug Smit tugs, MV Anna could
safely reach Rotterdam.