General cargo ship fire, Sheerness, UK

October 19, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Kent Fire Service was alerted at around 0730 UTC Oct 15 and responded to fire on board of general cargo ship ODETTE, berthed at Sheerness Docks, UK, English Channel. Fire reportedly, broke out in cargo hold. Fire was extinguished by 1300 UTC, with all fire engines returning to stations. Character of materials which caught fire, and the extent of damages, are yet unknown. No injures reported. ODETTE docked at Sheerness on Oct 14, on arrival from Bremen. The ship was remained berthed with no fire boats or tugs at her side, as of 1410 UTC Oct 15.

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