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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of LAST WEEK’S FIRE ANA SOVARAKI Suva Investigations are continuing into what caused the fire aboard the fishing vessel DTAM 5 last
24 Mar 2014 11:49

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of LAST WEEK’S FIRE

The DTAM5 vessel that caught fire in Suva Harbour yesterday. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

ANA SOVARAKI
Suva
Investigations are continuing into what caused the fire aboard the fishing vessel DTAM 5 last Wednesday at Suva Harbour.
The chief executive of the National Fire Authority, John O’Connor, said they were still working with the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) and Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) on determining the cause of the fire.
MSAF’s port regulatory and emergency response manager, Captain Philip Hill, said the vessel was still out at the harbour but posed no environmental threat.
“The vessel had been towed out to open sea by a tug boat allowing the fire to die down naturally. It’s still in the harbour. There’s no breach of hull so there’s no oil spill threat,” Mr Hill said.
He said whether the vessel was to be removed from the harbour or not would be a decision made by the owner of the vessel. Korean nationals aboard the vessel when it caught fire escaped unhurt.
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