A fire broke out in the engine room of the 2,576gt/1981 built Ro-Ro ship Fernanda on 30th October off the coast of Iceland and took hold leading to the 11 crewmembers being subsequently airlifted to safety shortly after the fire broke out.

The Icelandic Coast Guard patrol vessel Thor (4,052gt/2011 built) fought the fire and then towed her in to port but the fire flared up again. So, the Thor towed the Fernanda out to sea to an area of Faxafloi Bay that would allow for continued firefighting and to minimize the environmental impact if the ship were to sink.

By 6th November the fire had ravaged the stricken ship and she was towed to a quayside where a steel factory resides to permit her to be broken up and recycled.

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