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  • Published: 5 Jan 2024

Lithium-ion battery fire destroys vessel bridge

Lithium ion battery fire destroys vessel bridge
Lithium ion battery fire destroys vessel bridge

Description of Incident

A fire started on the bridge of an oil tanker whilst alongside. Fire teams from the vessel extinguished the fire in less than half an hour after it had begun. There were no injuries, but the damage caused to the vessel was estimated at US$3 million. There was extensive smoke and heat damage, and the vessel’s navigation systems, communication systems, and alarm systems were destroyed.

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