Fire accident on MT Stolt Valor Contained (Qatar)

By Accidents

Stolt Tankers B.V., care of Stolt-Nielsen
and owner and operator of Stolt Valor, informed today that the fire on the vessel has been contained. One crew member is missing.
The vessel is under tow approximately 70 km off the coast of Qatar. There has been no spillage of oil from the tanker, nor any reported or apparent spillage of cargo. Stolt Tankers continues to work in close cooperation with the authorities, salvage experts and insurers to save the vessel and its cargoes and to evade environmental problems.
Full investigations into the cause of the incident are being organized by the Company.
MT Stolt Valor(chemical tanker) is built year 2004- 25,268 dwt. The vessel has been announced a constructive total loss for insurance purposes.