Haifa Port Fire: Engine Room Blaze Erupts On Cargo Ship

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  • Fire broke out in the engine room of a Turkish cargo ship, docked at Haifa port on June 10th.
  • Local firefighters and a tugboat extinguished the blaze.
  • Cause not yet determined, but fire originated in engine room and wasn’t from drone strike or gunfire.

A fire erupted on a Turkish cargo ship, while docked at the port of Haifa, Israel on June 10th. Thankfully, local firefighters and a tugboat from a Transport Company were able to extinguish the blaze, which originated in the engine room.

Cause and Details

Officials have determined the fire was not caused by a drone strike or gunfire. The ship, an 8,300-ton freighter owned by an Istanbul-based company, arrived in Haifa from Russia on June 9th carrying a shipment of iron or steel.

Intriguing Detail

Interestingly, the ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal was spoofed twice during its previous voyage – once near Simferopol Airport in Crimea and again near Beirut International Airport. It’s unclear what caused this spoofing or its significance to the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is likely underway. This incident highlights the importance of fire safety protocols and rapid response measures in busy ports like Haifa.

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