The Capesize bulk carrier Sea Triumph caught fire at the port of Rotterdam during cargo handling operations. The fire started in the cargo holds of the vessel, due to inflammation of the coal from the high temperature. At the scene of the accident were dispatched two firefighting teams from the port, who succeeded to get control over the flamed by blanketing coal with foam. The fire was completely extinguished after about half a day and the damaged product was discharged from the bulk carrier Sea Triumph. After the situation was put under control, the local port authorities followed a safety inspection and allowed cargo handling operation to continue.
Fortunately during the accident, there were no injured people and no water pollution. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the fire. The accident will not cause delay in bulk carrier operations.
The bulk carrier Sea Triumph (IMO: 9581760) has overall length of 292.00 m, moulded beam of 45.00 m and maximum draft of 11.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 101,415 DWT and the gross tonnage is 92,752 GRT. The bulker was built in 2012 at Koyo Dockyard in Mihara, Japan. The owner and operator of cargo ship Sea Triumph is Japanese company Shoei Kisen.