Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
25/05/2018 13:51
Incident Type
Ship fire in Southampton tackled by Hampshire firefighters
Description of Incident
Crews from across Hampshire have been called to tackle a blaze onboard a ship at the docks in Southampton. 
 
At 13:51 firefighters were alerted to the fire involving 7000 tonnes of scrap metal which had caused a large smoke plume above the ship in the dry dock. 
 
Working alongside partner agencies such as the Environment Agency, Public Health England, Southampton City Council and the Coastguard, the crews have also been assisted by the Port agencies to remove scrap metal from the ship. 
 
All persons are accounted for and no injuries have currently been reported with paramedics standing by on the scene. 
 
Initial crews from Southampton fire stations were joined by appliances from the New Forest and Service Headquarters before relief crews were arranged to take over and work into the night to resolve this incident.
Western Avenue
Southampton
SO15 0HH
United Kingdom