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Container reachstacker on fire in Southampton

Athens: Fire crews tackled a “major” blaze that started from a container reachstacker at a yard near the Southampton Docks, UK.

It took firefighters over half an hour to extinguish the fire, which local press reports say completely incinerated the vehicle.

Pentalver, which owns the storage depot at the port’s western docks, said there were no injuries and only the reachstacker was damaged by the fire.

An ABP spokesman said that normal operations have since resumed.


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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