Fire on Noble Discoverer

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Shell and Dutch Harbor informed for a fire result of an explosion on a drill vessel used by Royal Dutch Shell for exploring for oil in remote Chuckchi Sea.
No one was injured, and this fire will not change the schedule of the operation in Alaska.
The Noble Discoverer was not in operation and was in the Aleutian Island port of Dutch Harbor when the fire occurred.
Upon engine start-up being in the port, the vessel experienced a loud engine backfire and a small fire started but was quickly extinguished by the crew.

Firefighters did not have to go to help for the fire.
The vessel was allowed to drill only the top portion of a well at Shell's Burger prospect.