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Hanjin Green Earth fire update May 4

May 4, 2015 at 05:40 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

According to latest available reports, fire on board of mega-boxship Hanjin Green Earth is still on, some five vessels, tugs and salvage ships, are fighting fire in turns. Expectedly, the main problem is the access to burning or smoldering containers, considering the risks of contamination and explosions, which may occur or already took place. No news on the crew – reportedly they’re all safe, but it is not known, if they’re still on board or were, at least partially, evacuated. Vessel is in the same position, drifting or moving north of Port Said. Not surprisingly, information is rather scarce – a regular pattern in media coverage of container ships major fire accidents.
Previous news:
Hanjin Green Earth fire update May 3
May 3, 2015
Fire is still on, at least 50 containers damaged or destroyed, at least 4 salvage vessels and tugs, and Egyptian Navy resources, are involved in firefighting. Reportedly fire spread to containers loaded with inflammable goods. Hanjin Green Earth is still drifting or slowly moving around.
Hanjin Green Earth fire update
As of morning May 2 condition of Hanjin Green Earth fire unknown, vessel at 0500 UTC May 2 was in the same area moving around at dead ahead speed, with at lest two salvage vessels nearby. On a photo Hanjin Green Earth in Port Said anchorage area with fire fighting tugs at her side, on video vessel under way in canal after fire started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wthmTzL9HjY
First news:
Deck containers on fire on board of mega boxship Hanjin Green Earth, Port Said
Fire erupted on board of mega-bosxhip Hanjin Green Earth on May 1 at around 0230 LT while vessel was transiting Suez Canal in northern direction. Fire was contained with Suez Canal emergency service assistance, vessel completed passage and is now (1500 UTC May 1) drifting off Port Said anchorage area, with two tugs nearby, probably still fighting fire. Vessel is en route to Europe from Far East, last port of call before Suez transit was Jeddah. Reportedly deck containers caught fire.

Hanjin Green Earth fire update May 4

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