Fire hits Nordsee Ost CTV
Eight technicians rescued today from World Marine Offshore vessel
Eight technicians were rescued today from a World Marine Offshore crew transfer vessel (CTV), following an onboard fire while at work on Innogy’s 295MW Nordsee Ost wind farm in the German North Sea.
No one was injured by the fire on the World Calima CTV (pictured), which had been deployed by turbine supplier Senvion.
The vessel was at the project site, some 33km north-west of Heligoland, when crew members noticed heavy smoke in the engine room.
The crew made an emergency call at 8:20am local time, shut the engine room and flooded it with carbon dioxide.
The Windea Two service operation vessel then approached the CTV and tugged it outside the wind farm zone to avoid collision with any turbines.
Germany’s Maritime Search and Rescue Service arrived at 9:40am and evacuated the technicians.
The World Calima crew remained on board, and the CTV was tugged to Heligoland.
Nordsee Ost consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines and has been operational since 2015.