Norwegian-flagged M/T Fjord Champion,
Liverpool, England, to Rostock, Germany with 28 crew,
in ballast with 746 tons of heavy oil and 83 tons of diesel fuel
for its own use.
Suffered engine room fire off Oslo, Norway.
Crew evacuated to nearby city Kristiansand.
tanker drifted aimlessly toward Norwegian shore
ran aground few kilometers off S.coast,
still burning, and fire is not very easy to reach.
Fire which destroyed the engine room and superstructure,
extinguished late March 6 --
next step is to empty 825 tons of oil from vessel's fuel tanks.
Local authorities continue to fend off criticism
that they were woefully unprepared to deal with the stricken tanker.
Vessel now towed to shore.