A fire that ripped through a silo of a livestock carrier has finally been put out after four days, suggesting the ship will need extensive repairs.
The ship, Awassi Express, fortunately was carrying grain, not livestock, when it caught fire on Tuesday night at Portland off the coast of Victoria in Australia.
A silo filled with 800 tonnes of grain caught fire.
Country Fire Authority incident controller Mark Gunning told local media on Sunday crews began unloading the fodder from the ship on Saturday afternoon into waiting trucks and have made good progress so far.
“Fire suppression activities over the last few days to bring the fire under control and lower the temperature within the silo to a safe level has allowed for this unloading procedure to occur,” Gunning said.