MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Crews off-loaded a large number of cargo containers given by a 650-foot ship as firefighters stood-by in the Port of Miami Sunday, able to walk into your risky condition following a hearth broke out beneath deck.
The actual cargo ship that reported a hearth in one among their holds late Saturday docked in Dodge Island Sunday.
Miami-Dade Hearth rescue mentioned the actual hearth started inside the hull from the nearly 34-thousand ton cargo ship close to flammable materials that can have caused a significant explosion.
Miami-Dade firefighters and divers assisted the actual U. S. Coast Guard Sunday afternoon and removed many of the containers upon the ship. They opened the actual maintain and sent firefighters in to work out when the hearth remains burning and in that case, to what extent.
“We have 19 Miami-Dade hearth rescue units together with the actual Coast Guard making an attempt to work out extent of the hearth, ” mentioned Arnold Piedrahita of Miami-Dade Hearth.
Divers can examine the actual ship’s hull to discover in case the warmth coming from the hearth caused any injury. The actual Coast Guard has found out a safety zone all around the ship to stay boaters away.
Late Saturday, the actual Coast Guard mentioned they had been still trying to work out just what was happening aboard the actual Leda Trader, a Liberian flagged vessel which operates from Port Everglades. In that point the actual ship was around 10 miles off Key Largo.
The actual ship was sure for Costa Rica from Port Everglades once the hearth was detected and that they were forced to rush to Port Miami.
A supply monitoring the actual incident told CBS4’s Jim DeFede the actual ship’s 16-member crew reported the actual hearth suppression gear was activated and that they'd sealed from the cargo maintain however heat sensors advised the actual hearth was still energetic. The actual ship had asked for hearth crews for assistance. There have been no reports of injuries.
When removing the actual cargo and getting into the actual ship hazardous materials crews found the actual flames were currently extinguished.
The actual Leda Trader is really a 656-foot-long container ship constructed in 2000 which has a gross weight of 33, 917 tons.