Containership Fire at Port of Hamburg

A fire has broke out on a containership docked at the Port of Hamburg on Thursday September 1, 2016, according to data provided by the local fire department.

The fire reportedly started due to welding works being undertaken on the rear end of the ship, and spread  below the vessel’s deck.

The fire department said that the containers which are on fire were not loaded with dangerous materials.

More than a hundred firefighters have been at the scene, according to a Hamburg fire brigade spokesperson.

The fire allegedly began on the Liberian ship the CCNI Arauco and local residents have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut as reinforcements have been called to control the blaze.

RCL Agencies will provide more updates once available .