Fire Kills FSO Chief Engineer
Engine room fire that broke out on Pertamina-owned Cilacap/Permina Samudra 104 floating storage and offloading (FSO) killed the chief engineer Purwo Hadi Wibowo, whose body was found in the engine room at 9 pm Jakarta time yesterday unit has suffered extensive damage following an engine room fire, IHS Maritime 360 reports.
Cilacap/Permina Samudra 104 , carrying 45,000 kilolitres of gas oil, caught fire one nautical mile off Tanjung Pemancingan in Kotabaru at 23.30 local time Monday.
The cause of the fire that started in the engine room, trapping the unfortunate Wibowo, is believed to be started by an electrical fault, spreading to the bridge, triggering the evacuation of 21 crew members.
36 contractors aboard the FSO at the time of fire were also evacuated.
Tug Jhonlin was engaged in damage control, completely putting out the fire at 2 pm local time Tuesday, but not before considerable damage was done to FSO’s aft superstructure.
No reports of any pollution following the incident have been issued thus far.