Fire in Bulk Carrier’s Hold

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Fire in Bulk Carrier’s Hold at Saint-Nazaire

A bulk carrier with a cargo of soya caught fire in hold on December 27. Vessel was docked at terminal of Saint-Nazaire.

There were some 12,000 tons of soya left in holds, some 8 tons estimated to be destroyed, at least 50 polluted.

Fire was extinguished by firefighters by 2115 LT and no there were no reports of injuries reported.  Name of the vessel wasn’t revealed.

Soya is self-heating  cargo. You may read more about cargo properties and its transportation here.

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