OREANDA-NEWSThe fire occurred on board the Russian fishing trawler. This was announced on Wednesday by the Finnmark police in northern Norway, without specifying the name of the vessel. "Fire reports aboard a Russian trawler standing on a berth in the Batsfjord", the law enforcement agency said on Twitter. According to police, the fire began in the galley. Ambulance and rescuers are at the scene, no injuries are reported.

The shipowning company Murmanrybflot 2 told the Russian media that the sailors had been evacuated from the trawler. "The crew from our trawler was evacuated ashore, no one was hurt", said a company representative. They added that information about the incident is being specified. "So far, we only have information about smoke on the trawler. The situation is under control", the source said.

According to the shipowner, the trawler had a minimum crew of four. The ship was preparing to embark on a voyage. The shipowner didn't give the name of the trawler on which the incident occurred, noting that there are several company ships in the Norwegian port. According to the Marinetraffic service, these are the trawlers "Northerner II", "Star of Murman" and "Captain Gerashchenko" of the company "Murmanrybflot 2".