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Fire hits Star Bulk vessel at the port of Venice

A fire broke out yesterday at the port of Venice on board 2007-built kamsarmax bulk carrier Star Maria.

The vessel, owned by Star Bulk Carriers, was carrying coal to Venice-Marghera for the local power station managed by Italian energy company Enel.

Local reports claim that the fire developed from cargo holds number 4 and 5 due to spontaneous combustion of the cargo. Coast Guard and Fire Department units were immediately deployed and the fire was extinguished a few hours later.

The vessel, which had arrived from the Italian port of Brindisi, will remain in Venice until investigations are complete.

Nicola Capuzzo

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