Bulk carrier fire, Newcastle

Fire erupted in storage compartment in superstructure of bulk carrier ECOMAR G.O. at K4 terminal at Newcastle Harbour, Australia, in the evening Dec 15. Bulk carrier arrived at Newcastle to load coal on Dec 15, from China. “Crew attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful due to its intensity.
Following this, NSW Fire and Rescue arrived on scene at about 8pm and the fire was extinguished by about 9.30pm.” says Newcastle Herald. Three crew were treated for smoke inhalation. No information on damages extent.
Bulk carrier ECOMAR G.O., IMO 9387633, dwt 75093, built 2008, flag Marshall Islands, manager GLEAMRAY MARITIME INC, Greece.



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