Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Fire on board ship at grain terminal in Tilbury docks

SEVEN FIRE CREWS attended at the port of Tilbury after fire broke out in a grain terminal.

Crews were called to Tilbury Docks after fire broke out in a mechanical shovel in the hold of a ship carrying 500 tonnes of grain.

Firefighters arriving at the scene worked alongside the ship’s crew to extinguish the fire and by 20:06 hrs confirmed it was out and that port workers were now removing the shovel from the ship’s hold.

The incident was dealt with by 20:20 hrs.

We have no information relating to the cause at this stage.

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