Boat still on fire
A Korean fishing boat continued to burn at the Port of Timaru yesterday. The 70-metre Dong Won 701 caught fire while docked at the port on Monday night. Fire and Emergency New Zealand South Canterbury area manager Steven Greenyer said the fires had been contained but there were two still burning in the ship and attempts to suffocate them began yesterday. ‘‘One is still burning in the cargo hold, while another is in the front the boat.’’ Greenyer said things like the port holes and doors were being sealed up to help starve the fires of oxygen. Environment Canterbury has declared a tier 2 response, under the Maritime Transport Act 1994, which allows it to manage the potential risk of oil or other contaminants getting into the harbour water.