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More than 30 ships destroyed in huge fire in Indonesia

Written by Paulo Nogueira
Published 26/02/2019 às 07:09


Fire ships port of Muara Baru indonesia
fire at Muara Baru harbor in Penjaringan

More than thirty vessels were burnt in a massive fire at Muara Baru harbor in Penjaringan, Indonesia, on Feb 23, 2019.

The incident in the North Jakarta sub-district affected a total of 34 vessels, according to DPKP DKI Jakarta, a regional disaster agency. There were no fatalities caused by the fire. However, three people were injured and taken to a local hospital.

One hundred and sixty firefighters, twenty-three fire trucks and three fire units were fighting the fire which was extinguished at 6:00 am (local time) on February 24.

As reported, the fire started on board a fishing vessel during welding operations. Due to strong winds, it quickly spread to other ships anchored in the harbor.

Further investigations into the cause of the fire have been launched, the agency added. Check out the agency's official Tweet below!


Paulo Nogueira

With a technical background, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.

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