Bulk carrier scrap cargo fire, Rotterdam UPDATE

Jul 5 UPDATE: Fire was extinguished in the morning Jul 5, firefighters left the ship at around 0300 UTC, extent of damages yet unknown.

Fire erupted in cargo hold of bulk carrier DIMITRIS S, moored at mooring buoys at Waakhaven, Rotterdam, in the afternoon Jul 4. One crew hospitalized after smoke inhalation. Bulk carrier arrived from Dordrecht, cargo of scrap understood to self ignite. There was a lot of hazardous smoke until firefighters closed the holds. Extent of fire unknown, as of 1730 UTC Jul 4 the ship was still surrounded by firefighting boats and tugs, apparently continuing fire fighting.
Bulk carrier DIMITRIS S, IMO 9279836, dwt 48821, built 2004, flag Liberia, manager ORDER SHIPPING, Greece (EQUASIS).



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