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Fire on Amsterdam Bridge was completely extinguished

| Maritime News | 12/09/2012

Amsterdam Bridge firefighting tugs   The fire on board of the container ship Amsterdam Bridge was extinguished and the danger was completely removed. Two tugs were engaged with firefighting of the burning cargo hold of the vessel, but according to the Coastguard the fire was completely extinguished and only a smoke is coming out of the burning containers. Several experts boarded the vessel was inspected the damages of the containers. Totally 7 containers were burning and the affected ones were 26. However, after opening all the affected containers from the fire, was notices that there is no damage of the cargo of most of them and the harms were small. The local authorities experts will also board the container ship Amsterdam Bridge to ensure that it will not cause any danger for the port and most probably will enter in the port of Mumbai in next few days.

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Container ship Amsterdam Bridge caught fire in India

| Maritime News | 10/09/2012

Amsterdam Bridge fire   The container ship Amsterdam Bridge caught fire in India. The vessel was carrying dangerous chemicals on board operating from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to Sri Lanka, when during the passage through Mumbai Bay fire started in one of the cargo holds. The officers on board reacted immediately and made dangerous maneuvers to the anchorage without any visibility from the thick smoke. The ship send distress signal to Mumbai port authorities and requested assistance. The fire fighting tugs arrived at the scene of the accident and tried to get control of the fire. The fire spread to the neighbor containers and is still not extinguished by the fire tugs. All the crew was evacuated during the salvage operations and was reported that there are no seriously injured people and no reports for pollution in the region. On board of the cargo ship there are several dangerous cargo containers, which are containing chemicals and dangerous goods. The fire fighting is still in progress and there is no information about the cargo type of the burning containers.

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