Storage Tank Ablaze near Port of Santos, Brazil

A fire broke out on Thursday, April 2nd at Latin America’s largest fuel tank storage facility run by Ultracargo located near the port of Santos, Brazil.

The firefighters evacuated the area and there were no victims reported, the company informed.

“It is too early to say what caused the fire, which was limited to four tanks,” the company added.

The fire was contained later in the afternoon with 22 fire trucks and one boat dispatched to the scene.

The port of Santos said it had moved five ships docked at a nearby terminal due to the fire, according to Reuters.

Ultracargo’s Santos facility has a storage capacity of up to 301,300 cubic meters of fuels, chemicals, vegetable oils, ethanol and corrosive products.

World Maritime News Staff; Image: Youtube

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