Coal Cargo in a Hold Spontaneously Ignites Aboard

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On May 30, a cargo ship berthed in an industrial zone of the Torres port caught fire spontaneously.

What happened?

The bulk carrier ‘NBA Van Gogh’ was berthed in the industrial zone of Torres port when its cargo with coal spontaneously ignited.

The vessel was loaded with 66,000 tons of coal when the fire broke out in its cargo hold. The cargo was bound for the Ep Produzione in Fiume Santo.

Crew contain fire

The crew members shut off the affected cargo hold as temperatures reached 280 degrees over time. The situation was brought under control when the temperature was brought down to 100-80 degrees.

As a precautionary measure, the firefighters kept monitoring the temperature at the holds throughout the night.

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Source: la Nuova Sardegna

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