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No vessel caught fire at Lagos Port- Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited

Cargo Handling Services Ltd., operators of Terminal ‘C’ at the Tin-Can Island Port, on Friday said that contrary to some new report, no vessel suffered a fire incidence in its facility.

In a statement, Corporate Affairs Manager of the company, Mr. Muyiwa Akande, said that one of the company’s operational equipment, a shore crane, had developed some technical fault and eventually went up in flames.

According to the statement, normalcy was soon restored as the fire was put out on time, following a quick response even though substantial damage was done to the equipment.

The company stated that “there was no loss of life, as the operator working on the affected equipment was safely rescued without any injury.”

It also added that “The vessel at berth as at the time of the incident was not affected by the fire while containers, both those on board the vessel as well as other consignments at the terminal, were not affected also.”

The company further gave assurances of its “commitment to operational excellence in a safe and secure environment for the collective good of all our stakeholders – customers, agents, staff, regulators and the general public.”

It expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos State Fire Service, MV Argeciras Express for their quick response to contain the fire, and urged the public to disregard any sensational reports on the incident.


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