Mega-Ship Fire at the Port of Hamburg

A UASC containership caught fire at the Port of Hamburg on the morning of August 28, 2015, according to the Arabian Supply Chain.

There were no reports of casualties at Hamburg, although it is believed that the 13,500 TEU, 2012 built ship suffered significant damage.

Around 30 shipping containers had to be removed from the vessel so that the fire-fighting team could more easily reach the container which had caught fire. The burning 40-ft container was moved ashore and emptied with a forklift truck. The container was filled with cardboard, according to local media and was insured by Standard P&I Club.

So far the cause of the incident is unclear.

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