Fire on board of mv Citeca extinguished after 9 days of firefighting

Jan. 23, 2015 at 03:38 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Fire on board of ro-ro cargo vessel Citeca was finally, extinguished, on Jan 22, 9 days after it started. 4100 cubic meters of plywood packed in plastic were on fire, location of the cargo, smoldering and difficult approach to it made firefighting quite an undertaking. According to Japanese media, total 1010 people were engaged in firefighting. Cause of the fire still unknown, damage assessment under way.
Previous news:
Citeca fire under control, but not yet extinguished
January 14, 2015
According to latest updates and the photo, as of Jan 14 afternoon Citeca fire was under control, but not yet extinguished, with plywood cargo smoldering under the upper cargo deck. Vessel was taken to berth, in order for firefighters to get access to cargo hold or holds. .
First news:
Ro-ro Citeca on fire, Japan
Fire erupted on board of Russian ro-ro Citeca, anchored in Akita port, Honshu, Japan, Japan sea, at around 1730 LT Jan 13. Cargo of plywood on a cargo deck was on fire, 14 Russian crew was evacuated, no spill reported. Port firefighting teams were engaged in firefighting, no updates yet to the situation. On a photo burning Citeca.

Fire on board of mv Citeca extinguished after 9 days of firefighting

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