At about 03:15 on 2 July 1992, the VLCC Yellow Fin
with a full cargo of 242,797 mt of Arabian crude oil
suffered a serious, but not major fire.
A fire broke out in the Engine Room at 03:15
during normal steaming, when fue4l (gas oil)
escaped from a broken fuel line.
Fuel sprayed the hot surface of a diesel generator,
and immediately ignited.
The engine room was evacuated
then flooded with CO2.
Reentry into the engine room was postponed
to permit an adequate cooling down period.
The prompt and effective action by the tanker's crew
prevented a major fire,
and excessive pollution of the Seas.
Due to the depressed charter rates for a VLCC,
and the dismal outlook for employment,
owners elected to accept 'unrepaired damage claim'
from underwritters [sic], and to sell her for scrap.
Yellow Fin was not a total loss, constructive toatl [sic] loss
or arranged compromised loss!
Accident was the result of Force Majeure,
and no negligence is to be attributed to Owners,
Operators, Officers or Crew, or Classification Society ABS.
The direct consequence to this vessel
as a result of the accident were not the determining
factors for scraping [sic] it.