Fire in cargo hold reignited
Fire crews were back at the scene of a smouldering fire in the "Laingchow"'s cargo hold in Auckland, two days after the blaze first started. On Oct 15, six fire crews attended a fire at the Freyburg Wharf after reports of smoke coming from the ship. The fire reignited on Oct 17, and firefighters were called back just after 6:30 a.m. The firefighters were just figuring out the best way to extinguish it. It was too early to know what had caused the fire to reignite.
Fire crews dampened smouldering coal for six hours
Fire crews spent six hours dampening 1.000 tonnes of coal inside the “Liangchow” on Oct 15. Six crews from the Auckland city area attended the fire at the Freyberg wharf after receiving a call about smoke coming from a ship at 9.20 a.m. A fire was found in a coal bunker on the ship. One crew dealt with the fire to stop any spread or damage to the ship, while others prepared to cool the coal and transport it off site. The crews were at the scene until 3.20 p.m. dampening down the coal with fire appliances, making sure everything was correctly extinguished. Report with photo: https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/107873790/fire-crews-cool-1000-tonnes-of-coal-following-ship-fire-in-central-auckland
Coal smouldered in cargo hold
Coal started to smoulder in the cargo hold of the "Liangchow", which was berthed at Auckland in the morning of Oct 15, 2018. The ship had arrived at Auckland on Oct 12 to load a cargo of coal. There was no open fire, but there was smoke from a hold. Firefighters were called, the coal was dozed and later offloaded.Upload News