Container ship fire, Venice, Italy

Fire erupted in engine room of container ship STADT DRESDEN, berthed at Container Terminal in Venice, Italy, in the afternoon Feb 16. engine room was sealed and filled with CO2, fire engines were called, more than 30 firefighters were engaged in extinguishing fire and eliminating the consequences. Understood crew or part of crew were evacuated, fire most probably, is extinguished, as of 1700 UTC. Reportedly, fire started in generators compartment.
Container ship STADT DRESDEN, IMO 9320049, dwt 37938, capacity 2700 TEU, built 2006, flag Portugal, manager CONTCHART Hamburg (EQUASIS).



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