Fire On Moored Ship, 4 People Injured


  • Residents in the area reported ‘lots of fire engines, police and ambulances’ had driven to Portland.
  • With one spotting three ambulance incident response units travelling on the Portland Beach road.
  • Upon arrival, the fire was extinguished by onboard Navy Personnel, but firefighters ensured the scene was safe.

A recent news article by Michael Taylor published in the DE reveals that four people were treated after the fire on moored ship at Portland Port.

Emergency services in Dorset

Emergency services from across Dorset, including fire crews from Bridport, Dorchester, Portland and Weymouth, were called to Portland Port at 7.18am on Monday morning (May 10) to respond to reports of a fire on the moored RFA Fort Victoria.

Four Royal Navy personnel

Four Royal Navy personnel are being treated for smoke inhalation by ambulance crews, with no serious injures reported.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: “We were called at 7.24am on Monday, May 10 by the fire service to a report of a fire on a ship at Portland Port.

Officers are currently on the scene assisting the fire service.

Four people are being treated for smoke inhalation. There are no reports of any serious injuries.

A spokeswoman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to Portland Port at 7.18am this morning following a fire breaking out on a ship moored there.”

Crews have attended from Portland, two crews from Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport, together with the aerial ladder platform from Weymouth and a support unit from Dorchester.

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Source: DE


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