In the Gulf of Riga off the tanker

In the Gulf of Riga off the tanker

RIGA, may 25 — RIA Novosti. The fire started on the tanker Zircon in the Gulf of Riga, told RIA Novosti on Thursday in the coast guard of Latvia.

“At 11 o’clock (same as GMT — ed.) center for coordination of search and rescue at sea has received information that the vessel was on fire and needed assistance,” — said in the service.

The fire is controlled, but the coast guard immediately dispatched to the scene the ship and the helicopter, so that if necessary you can evacuate people.

Also, the coast guard requests that the fleet of the Freeport of Riga to send to the scene of the tow, which will arrive units of the State firefighting and rescue service to support.