Fire at Rauma shipyard 27 February 2023

28.2.2023 Media releases

A fire occurred at Rauma shipyard in a ship located in the construction dock on Monday 27 February 2023 at approximately 16.30 o’clock.

The fire ignited in the tank room as a result of hot work. Work was halted and the fire was quickly put out after the arrival of the Rescue Department. Their final unit left the scene at 18 o’clock.

The fire caused no casualties and any material losses were minor. Work resumed Tuesday morning 28 February and the fire had no impact on the ship’s delivery schedule.

The ship in question is the first of two sister vessels ordered by Spirit of Tasmania (TT-Line Company). The new vessels will operate on the world’s southernmost open sea route across the Bass Strait between Geelong, Victoria, and Devonport, Tasmania. The first ship is planned to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024 and the second in late 2024.