Container ship fire, Wilmington USA

Fire erupted in engine room of container ship DOLE COLOMBIA in the evening Jun 30 while the ship was still at Wilmington port, Delaware, USA. Understood fire started shortly after the ship unmoored or was in process of unmooring, the crew sealed off engine room and activated CO2 fire system, fire was extinguished, the ship berthed again. No injures reported. As of 1430 UTC Jul 1 DOLE COLOMBIA was still at Wilmington. She’s bound for Santa Marta, Colombia.
Container ship (reefer) DOLE COLOMBIA, IMO 9185293, dwt 30145, capacity 2046 TEU, built 1999, flag Bahamas, manager REEFERSHIP MARINE SERVICES LLC.



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