Boxship Fire Extinguished, Burchardkai Running as Normal

Image Courtesy: Polizei Hamburg

The fire service completed its work on board the 2015-built containership CCNI Arauco shortly before midnight on Sunday after the fire, which started aboard the vessel on September 1, had been extinguished, according to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA).

The cause of the fire is still unknown, however, earlier reports indicated that the incident could have started due to welding works which were being undertaken on the rear end of the ship.

Relevant authorities are conducting an investigation into the exact cause of the incident.

With a length of 300 meters and a width of over 48 meters, the boxship was docked at the Port of Hamburg’s Burchardkai container terminal, at berth 1/2, at the time.

HHLA said that the clean-up operation in still underway and the berth remains closed for now, but added that the operations at the terminal are running as normal.

HHLA is currently in talks to have the berth open again by the middle of the week.

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