Major fire in Timaru port, New Zealand

Trawler DONG WON 701 caught fire after explosion at around 2130 NZ time Apr 9 at Timaru, New Zealand. As of 0000 NZ time Apr 10, some 10 engines were fighting fire, plus tug or tugs with water cannons. Three crew were hospitalized. No other information yet available. Understood fire is considered as major. Photos and video
Trawler DONG WON 701, IMO 7114513, GT 1497, built 1971, flag New Zealand.



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