Boat on fire moored off Tilbury power station

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a boat on fire which is moored by Tilbury Power Station.

At 09:02 hrs, the officer in charge reports that the incident involves a diesel power digger inside an open cargo hold. The fire appears to be out but firefighters are standing by awaiting removal of the digger. The crew of the vessel has been removed to a place of safety.

At 09:10 hrs, firefighters were using a thermal image camera in the hold to check for hotspots in the digger before it can be lifted off. They are standing by with one main jet.

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