Tanker has ‘spotless’ inspection record, owner says

The crew of the tanker Nordeuropa was aided in getting the 600-foot vessel away from the inferno on a Providence pier Tuesday night by the fact that the fire melted some of the ship’s mooring lines.

A spokesman for the ship’s Danish parent company said the crew also managed to maneuver the ship without the aid of tugboats.

“As a company, we are absolutely very proud about how they got that ship out of harm’s way,” said Jim Lawrence, an American spokesman for the parent firm, Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S.