North Sea supply vessel returns after fire


A North Sea gas platform standby vessel with 12 crew on board is making its way back to shore after a fire in its engine room.

The fire, which has now been extinguished, broke out in the Ocean Sun's engine room on Tuesday morning.

A relief vessel from Aberdeen has now replaced the craft, which was 70 miles (113km) from Flamborough Head.

Humber Coastguard said the Ocean Sun was expected to arrive in Aberdeen at 2000 GMT.

None of the crew were injured, but there had been concern for the vessel, which was supporting the Ensco 72 rig, as there were gale force winds in the area when the fire broke out.

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