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Transportation Safety Board investigating fire on oil tanker

Jan. 21, 2014, Sydney, N.S. – The Transportation Safety Board says two of its investigators are headed to Sydney, N.S., to investigate a fire that broke out on an oil and chemical tanker ship on the weekend.

January 21, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 21, 2014, Sydney, N.S. – The Transportation Safety Board says two of its investigators are headed to Sydney, N.S., to investigate a fire that broke out on an oil and chemical tanker ship on the weekend.

Spokesman Pierre Murray says the Algonova was north of Gaspe, Que., when a fire broke out in the area of the engine room on Sunday.

Murray says the blaze was extinguished by crew members and no one was hurt.

He says no oil or chemicals were spilled into the ocean during the incident.

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Murray says the Algonova – which had sailed from Halifax on Friday – was ordered back to Sydney for inspection and is expected to arrive on Wednesday.