MO-2021-202

Photo of the Amaltal Enterprise in January 2016. Photo © Steven Watkins
The Amaltal Enterprise in January 2016. Photo © Steven Watkins used with permission
Amaltal Enterprise, engine room fire, Nelson, 3 July 2021
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
A fire occurred on the NZ registered fishing vessel Amaltal Enterprise on 03 July 2021. The vessel was at sea on deep sea fishing operations in the Southern Ocean when the fire started in the engine room. The crew extinguished the fire while at sea but the vessel was disabled. Another company vessel towed the Amaltal Enterprise to the Port of Nelson (on 5 July). No injuries were reported and all crew were accounted for. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].