Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Container aboard a ship at Colombo Port on fire
A container on board a ship berthed in the Colombo Port caught fire last morning, the Fire Brigade said.
Fire brigade vehicles were rushed to the scene and an emergency contingency plan was immediately activated with concurrent involvement of SLPA/ Harbour master and port & metropolitan fire brigades.
Meanwhile, South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) said in a statement that the fire was reported in a container on board a vessel berthed at the SAGT. Appropriate evacuation of terminal personnel and action to isolate the fire was initiated.
One container of two in the
The fire/hazardous contingency operation continue under the direction of the Harbour Master
same hold is class: 9 said to contain a shipment of lithium batteries.
The fire/hazardous contingency operation continue under the direction of the Harbour Master.
No injuries have been sustained. The fire has yet to be extinguished but is being contained to the immediate vicinity of its origins.