Police on Friday said they were moving to the port of Gothenburg in an attempt to contain the blaze on a freighter called the Almirante Store, which has been burning timber cargo for six days off the west coast of Sweden. .
The 177-meter-long vessel with 17 crew members has been deployed with significant resources, including reinforcements from several countries, including Norway, since the blaze began on Saturday.
Several rescue ships were deployed to Freighter, a Liberian flag bearer owned by the German sailor NSC Holding, and constantly submerged.
The ship’s captain has so far refused to leave the ship, where Coastguard firefighters are also taking turns.
No injuries were reported and the blaze did not spread, but emergency services were unable to put it out.
The cargo ship is anchored a few nautical miles off the coast of the Gothenburg archipelago, Sweden’s largest port so far. According to the Coast Guard, it should come Saturday to dock.
The risk of pollution is considered low, as is the risk of fire from tanks containing 600 tons of fuel wrecking the ship. Rescue became difficult due to adverse weather in the middle of the week.