Intertitle: "ABLAZE AT SEA. Remarkable pictures of burning oil ship with cargo of 3 million gallons of petrol".
L/S of clouds of black smoke coming off a ship at sea. M/S of the burning oil ship - flames can be seen at the stern, the vessel is almost engulfed in the smoke. Various C/Us of the vessel - much of the smoke seems to be coming from the hold, a canon of water sprays into shot. C/U of water hosing the ship extinguishing the fire. Various shots of burning oil floating on the sea.