Ro-ro cargo ship fire, Med

Fire erupted on board of ro-ro cargo ship docked in Mediterranean port, in the morning Jan 25. City engines took fire under control in some 2 hours, understood fire was in engine room with thick smoke billowing from funnel and vent ducts. Firefighters prevented fire from spreading further fore, and igniting cargo of plywood. Extent of damages unknown.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.