Engine room fire on tanker at Liverpool

Engine room fire on tanker at Liverpool

Liverpool: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services has said that firefighters are tackling a fire in the engine room of tanker Julia (4,139dwt, built 2009) at Canada Dock, on the River Mersey.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 6am, when a fire broke out on the vessel. Authorities said that the crew onboard the ship are being evacuated while firefighters check for fire spread.

It is believed that an electrical generator is involved in the fire, which has seen fire engines from Kirkdale, Crosby, Liverpool City, Croxteth and Kensington in attendance, along with a search and rescue team.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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