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NO SHEEP ABOARD BURNING VESSEL

Posted in fire, fremantle, fremantle ports by freoview on October 9, 2014

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The fire on the Ocean Drover live sheep vessel in Fremantle Port lasted till well in the afternoon, but there were no sheep on board during the emergency. That is great because it is anyone’s guess how 75,000 of them would have been evacuated had they been on board.

The fire in the crew accommodation injured four crew members and one of them is in critical condition while others were treated for smoke inhalation.

TV and police helicopters kept the sky over Fremantle busy till lunchtime and many people went for a look from Victoria Quay, the South Mole and the gun deck at the Round House.

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FIRE ON LIVE SHEEP VESSEL IN FREMANTLE

Posted in emergency, fire, sheep by freoview on October 9, 2014

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Just by chance I happened to be on the south mole when fire broke out on the live sheep vessel Wellard Ocean Drover in Fremantle Port around 8 am this morning.

It appeared to be on the bridge and crew quarters, so hopefully no sheep were harmed, but the smoke was quite intense and the fire brigade, ship’s crew and port boats all worked together to get the fire under control at around 8.30.

At least six crew members were injured and are being treated.

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