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Fire aboard ship

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Published May 9, 2016


Durban - Thermal imaging was used to pinpoint a fire in the cargo hold of a ship moored on Maydon Wharf on Friday.

Durban Fire department Divisional Commander, Trevor Stevens, said the ship was loading soya when staff noticed smoke coming out of a cargo hold.

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Stevens said they used a thermal imaging camera to locate it.

A mechanical grabber, used to load and offload goods from a ship, then scooped up the affected area and brought it ashore.

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