Boxship APL AUSTRIA on fire, South Africa: UPDATE fire extinguished

Feb. 16, 2017 at 05:14 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Feb 16 UPDATE: Herald Live in Feb 16 news said fire is extinguished:
..port officials confirmed yesterday that the fire in the ship’s hull and on its deck had been extinguished. Due to the amount of water used to extinguish the fire, the cargo hold from where the fire originated was filled with water that reached a height of 12m – equivalent to that of four containers. An international hazardous fire expert from London, and five fire technicians from Austria were flown in earlier this week to assess the damage. While the exact amount of damage is unknown, experts confirmed that the ship’s structure remained intact as the fire was confined to only one section of its hull. Photos by SAMSA
Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2017/17195/boxship-apl-austria-fire-south-africa/

Boxship APL AUSTRIA on fire, South Africa: UPDATE fire extinguished