Boat still on fire

Waikato Times - - News -

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.

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