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Fire rips through Cork grain facility

Shipping operations have resumed at the Port of Cork after the key Irish gateway suffered its third fire in four months over the weekend.

A huge fire ripped through a grain facility at the port’s Ringaskiddy deepwater facility on Saturday morning, leading to many fire crews working all weekend to get the blaze under control.

The R&H Hall grain storage facility is expected to be a total write-off from the fire.

Previous fires at the site related to a conveyor belt system on site where the wheels were rubbing up against the housing.

There were no casualties in this latest incident.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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