General cargo vessel VENTURA fire in cargo holds

Fire or smoldering was suspected to start in cargo hold or holds of general cargo vessel VENTURA on Dec 18 on entering Kiel Canal Locks in Holtenau. Crew spotted rising temperature and concentration of carbon dioxide in closed holds with cargo of beet root. Vessel after some time of surveillance was taken to Kiel and docked. Holds are to be opened with daylight Dec 18. Vessel was en route from Liepaja Latvia to Morocco.

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