A PSA Marine tug suffered fire damage and eight people were injured in Singapore
Fire broke out on a PSA Marine tugboat on 20 July as it was berthed at West Coast Ferry Road in the city. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded and extinguished it within 20 minutes.
SCDF said the fire had started in the engineroom of the tugboat. Its fire-fighters from West Coast Marine Fire Station and Clementi Fire Station boarded the tugboat wearing breathing apparatus.
“A water jet was quickly set up to conduct fire-fighting operations and a key consideration was not to apply too much water that could affect the stability of the tugboat,” SCDF said.
Ambulances transported eight workers with burns and smoke inhalation to Singapore General Hospital. The fire was extinguished and an investigation into the cause of the fire has started.
In Malaysia, emergency response vessels in Port Klang were mobilised to fight a fire on aggregate carrier Shi Xiang 156 on 19 July.
This carrier was involved in dredging operations in Pulau Indah waters when fire broke out and 11 crew were evacuated, according to Fleetmon. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency co-ordinated fire-fighting and the fire was extinguished within seven hours.
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