Watch: Fire Breaks Out On Bulk Carrier Silver Lady During Scrap Loading

On June 2nd, at around 21:30 CEST, a fire broke out in the cargo hold of Silver Lady, a bulk carrier sailing under the flag of Malta. 

Video Credits: MediaTVnl 

The vessel, with an IMO number of 9279367, has a deadweight tonnage of 50,329 and was constructed in 2003. 

The unfortunate incident occurred while the vessel was berthed at Dordrecht, Netherlands, during the loading of scrap.

The fire rapidly spread to the scrap kept at the quay, producing toxic black smoke.

The firefighting team responded quickly and deployed a massive effort to bring the fire under control. 

By 00:30 CEST on June 3rd, the fire was contained, and by 01:00 CEST, it was declared extinguished. Given the scale of the fire, the firefighters classified it as “big.” 

After the fire was extinguished, offloading the already-loaded scrap materials began.

Reference: fleetmon


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