Cargo ship fire, La Coruna, Spain

Fire erupted in superstructure of general cargo ship URA, berthed at La Coruna, Spain, in the afternoon Jun 29. The ship arrived from Bayonne France on Jun 27, with cargo of steel billets. Understood firefighting was still continuing, as of 1220 UTC Jun 29, with tugs and SAR boat at URA side. City engines are also engaged. Fire reportedly, was caused by wielding works, one person with smoke inhaling was medically assisted.
General cargo ship URA, IMO 9436252, dwt 6801, built 2009, flag Spain, manager NAVIERA MURUETA SA (EQUASIS).



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