MARITIME: Fire on board cargo ship in Brazilian port


A fire in one of the hatches of the Antigua-flagged general ship Thorco Celebration mobilized emergency teams at the   Brazilian port of Sao Sebastiao.

The ship was reportedly loading parts of an energy plant when the fire broke out, at about 18h30 UTC. According to the head of the port management, Alfredo Bricks, the fire first set ablaze the wood casing of the parts and spun out of control of the crew, making it necessary to require assistance from the local fire department and from tugs with fire-fighting capabilities stationed at the Petrobras terminal in the vicnity of the accident.

No casualties or oil leaks were reported.

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