Firemen were still fighting to control a fire that broke out aboard an ore freighter in Lorain harbour, Ohio, USA on Thursday (24 June).
Firemen were still fighting to control a fire that broke out aboard an ore freighter in Lorain harbour, Ohio, USA on Thursday (24 June). Four men are feared dead and at least ten others were injured when fire swept through the engine room. The ship had been fuelled in preparation for sea trials, due to begin next month-and the burning fuel was an added problem for the firemen.
SYNOPSIS: Fire swept through the "Rog Blow" on Thursday, a ship christened less than three weeks ago. The ship, an ore freighter still under construction in the Lorain dock on Lake Michigan, U.S.A., had been fuelled in preparation for sea trials. But when a fire began in the engine room, the fuel fed the fire.
Firemen were on the spot immediately, and rescued most of the workers. But four men were missing, feared dead. At least ten others were injured. Most of them were suffering from smoke inhalation, but it could have been a lot worse. More than 100 men were working aboard the ship when the fire broke out. The men had been working on the ship for three years.