Azerbaijani ferry prepares for safe mooring after smoke appears in engine room - UPDATED

# 16:00
12 January 2017

Smoke formation took place on Azerbaijani ferry named after Academician Zarifa Aliyeva on Jan. 12 afternoon, the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping press service reported.


The ferry, which belongs to the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC, is now preparing to moor to the shore.


The smoke formation on the ferry took place at around 14:45 Baku time (UTC/GMT +4 hours) on Jan. 12. The crew promptly eliminated the smoke. Nobody was injured in the incident.


“The ‘Academician Zarifa Aliyeva’ ferry is preparing to safely moor to the shore with the help of the Irgiz tugboat. The crew is feeling well. The cause of the smoke formation on electricity wires in the ferry’s engine room is now being investigated,” the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping said.






A fire broke out on a cargo ship in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea on Jan. 12, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations told APA.  


Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Jan 12. that the ministry’s Crisis Management Centre received information about the fire in the engine room of the cargo ship named after Academician Zarifa Aliyeva, which was near the Khara Zira island in the Caspian Sea.


A Vikhr-7 ship of the ministry’s State Fire Protection Service and a helicopter of the aviation group were immediately sent to the site to extinguish the fire, the ministry added.


The relevant bodies were immediately informed of the accident. Additional information will be provided.