Scrap fire in bulk carrier hold, Dordrecht VIDEO

Fire erupted in cargo hold of bulk carrier SILVER LADY, berthed at Dordrecht Netherlands, at around 2130 CEST Jun 2, during scrap loading. Fire spread also to scrap piled at quay. Massive firefighting response managed to take fire under control by 0030 CEST Jun 3, by 0100 fire was declared extinguished. There was a lot of black toxic smoke, firefighters ranker fire as “big”. After fire was extinguished, offloading of already loaded scrap commenced.
Bulk carrier SILVER LADY, IMO 9279367, dwt 50329, built 2003, flag Malta, manager AIMS SHIPPING CORP, Greece.



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