Dutch freighter fire, Harlingen

Fire erupted in cargo hold of Dutch general cargo ship MARFAAM, berthed at Harlingen, Netherlands, in the evening Jul 9. Fire department was alerted, fire was said to be put under control in a short time. There was a lot of smoke, billowing from hold, understood all crew and dockers were evacuated. As of 0500 UTC Jul 10, MARFAAM was still at Harlingen. Photos Anton Kappers and Stefan Postema.
General cargo ship MARFAAM, IMO 9526100, dwt 8429, built 2011, flag Netherlands, manager BOOMSMA Shipping.





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