Canadian media reports that a cargo ship caught fire at berth in the Ontario city of Port Colborne on Monday, February 27.
The locally registered bulk carrier Algoma Discovery was at berth in the Welland Canal for routine winter maintenance when a fire broke out in her engine room at around 0900 local time on Monday.
The crew safely disembarked when local fire and rescue teams arrived at the canal to provide assistance amid heavy smoke billowing from inside the superstructure.
Officials said the fire was brought under control by 10:30 a.m., thanks in large part to the ship’s fire suppression system.
This is the second reported fire Algoma Discovery. The earlier incident in 2012 happened while the ship was idle in Hamilton, Ontario and undergoing routine winter maintenance.