Smouldering coal cargo fire in several holds on bulk carrier Belo Horizonte
Location: UK Harbour area.
Completed PE Summary: Belo Horizonte
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Cido Shipping (HK) Co.Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Hong Kong|
|Date & Time||14/09/05 15:00|
|Location of incident:||Harbour area|
|Damage/ Pollution:||Minor Damage/No Pollution|
A smouldering coal cargo fire was discovered in several holds when this bulk carrier arrived at her UK discharge port. The fire was extinguished without material damage to the ship.
To prevent a similar accident occurring in the future the manager of the vessel was advised to:
Improve the knowledge and training of senior officers with respect to the carriage of coal cargoes.
Review the procedure for the Safe Carriage of coal in their Safety Management System. The procedure should include the danger of fire and should require the master and mate to apply the relevant parts of the BC Code.