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Crew forced to abandon burning ship

- GARY CRUDEN g.cruden@dailyrecor­d.co.uk

MORE than 80 crew fled an offshore constructi­on ship following a fire and a series of explosions.

Emergency services were called to the Fugro Symphony, which was in port at Peterehead Harbour, just before 3am yesterday.

More than 35 firefighte­rs battled the blaze but no one was injured and the crew are now sheltering in the local Fishermens’ Mission.

It is thought an electrical malfunctio­n caused the fire. A Fugro spokesman said: “The blaze was contained in a small area of the vessel.”

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BLAZE Vessel in Peterhead

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