Following received from Laurin Maritime, Gothenburg, dated today:
Sunny Blossom has an engine room fire off the Algerian coast
around 1745 UTC, Feb 7.
The initial efforts to extinguish the fire were successful but reflashed.
After the engine room has been evacuated,
the Chief Engineer activated the fixed Halon system.
After the prescribed period of time,
the crew re-entered the engine room
and determined that the fire had been extinguished.
Two crew members regretfully received minor burns.
The ship owner and insurer have contracted a large tiug
to tow the vessel to the south coast of Spain
in order to repair the main engine and the fixed fire system.