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Operational Review: F2385192 - Ship fire on the MV Kokopo Chief, Port of Tauranga

Updated: 21/12/2017 | Find a Document

At 22:24 hours on the 23rd of September 2017 the vessel MV Kokopo Chief completed cargo operations and was waiting to sail on the next tide window at 04:00 hours on the 24th September 2017. Just before midnight an alarm sounded indicating a fire in a cargo hold. Members of the ship’s crew donned in BA investigated and confirmed a fire was present. They found a large amount of smoke in cargo hold number four. This hold contained approximately 650 tonnes of tightly packed, processed timber.