Car Carrier with 2100 Vehicles on Fire


On May 22, a car carrier carrying used cars caught fire and the firefighters struggled to bring the fire under control.

What happened?

The cargo vessel ‘Auto Banner’ loaded with 2.100 used vehicles caught ablaze after the fire originated on deck 11.

A total of 398 firefighters were called in to bring the fire under control and 110 fire engines were dispatched to put out the fire.

Fire extinguished but smoldering continues

However, the fire was extinguished by firefighters but the vessel continues to smolder. The firefighters are closely monitoring the situation.

One firefighter was hospitalized after having fallen while boarding the ship.

An investigation has been initiated to look into the incident and determine the cause of fire.

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Source: Motor


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