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Offline Holger Jaschob

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Fire on board of CALA PALMA
« on: August 08, 2006, 06:53:05 PM »
Today local radio reports that there is a fire on board of CALA PALMA. The vessel was lengthened at Lloydwerft in Bremerhaven. They report that insulation has caught fire at about 16:00 local time. You can smell it all over the town. The fire brigades are still at work. More news to come tomorrow.



The vessel is still burning. It's about 19 hours ago since the insulation began to burn. The firemen can't reach the fire. They are cooling the hull from outside and flooded some holds. The vessel should have been delivered on 21.08.2006.
I'll put some photos on the side. I made them today.

a complete report about the lengthening operations can be seen here:

Click on "Current projects and then choose the vessel.


Yesterday at 5:00 pm the fire was under control. The firemen put 74 tons of foam into the holds. The highest temperature was about 300 so that the visors of their helmets were melting. Today local newspaper reports that the insurance will pay. The owners decided not to cancel the contract for lengthening the three sister vessels.


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