There has been a fire in the engine room on the seismic vessel Atlantic Explorer located offshore Senja in Norway. The fire has now been extinguished, and the main engine has been stopped.
Atlantic Explorer is under tow. All non essential staff have been evacuated for the time being. The remaining crew presently has the situation under control.
The support vessel Thor Provider is standing by. Two vessels from the Norwegian coast guard are on their way, and a helicopter with a fire team is at the scene. There are no reported injuries. At this stage, we believe there is no impact to the environment.
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