Saturday, October 1, 2022

Crews deal with fire on ship at Tilbury docks

NINE teams of firefighters dealt with an incident at Port of Tilbury this evening (Thursday, 24 March) where there was a fire on a ship. 

A statement from Essex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters are dealing with a small fire on board a ship at Tilbury Docks.

“Crews were called at 8.09pm tonight following reports of a scrap metal fire in the hold of a docked vessel. They are working with the team at Tilbury Docks to remove the scrap metal from the ship using a dockside crane.”

Station Manager Dave Bond added: “This is a small fire on board the ship. We are working with crews at Tilbury Docks to carry out a controlled unloading of the scrap metal and extinguish the fire.”

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