The offshore ship “Skandi Buzios” suffers a major fire in the Brazilian port of Açu

A high-tech offshore vessel suffered a major fire Friday morning while docked in Brazil’s Açu port complex.

Norwegian offshore specialist DOF Group confirmed the incident on board the ship Scandi Buziosan underwater construction and pipe-laying vessel.

“On Friday morning, June 2nd, a fire broke out on board Scandi Buzios while the ship was docked next to Porto do Açu in Brazil,” the company said in its statement.

The video shows flames and thick smoke billowing from the ship’s deck.

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All staff are considered safe and there have been no serious injuries.

The fire has now been brought under control thanks to the efforts of the crew and local authorities.

Scandi Buzios is owned and operated by TechDOF, a joint venture between TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea.

“TechDOF is cooperating in the investigation of the fire and its cause,” DOF said.

Scandi Buzios was built in 2016 and is designed for subsea construction and pipelaying, IRM and ROV services in water depths of up to 3,000 meters.

The Brazilian port of Açu opened in 2014 as Latin America’s largest private deep-sea industrial port complex. It is located in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

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