Fire aboard Russian Vessel Extinguished – At Last


The following is an update on the fire reported on 2 November 2016 on board the MFV “Verano”, a fishing trawler berthed at quay 703 in the Port of Cape Town:

  • The fire was fully extinguished as at 18:00 on 8 November 2016.
  • All boundary cooling activities are discontinued, though fire services have been placed on standby for any emergencies.
  • The vessel is still listing to starboard but remains stable.
  • The appointed Salvors have fully mobilized on site.
  • Daily operational meetings with Salvors continue.
  • The cause of the incident remains undetermined at this stage.
  • The port continues to operate as per normal, with the incident having no further impact on operations.
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