Updated | Civil Protection called in to control flames aboard ship

Civil Protection Department called to control fire aboard ship at Palumbo shipyard

The fire aboard the Cape Tavor at Palumbo Shipyards. Photo: Ray Attard
The fire aboard the Cape Tavor at Palumbo Shipyards. Photo: Ray Attard
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Civil Protection personnel have been called on site to quell the flames aboard a ship at the Palumbo Shipyards
Civil Protection personnel have been called on site to quell the flames aboard a ship at the Palumbo Shipyards
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Smoke rising from the deck of the Cape Tavor
Fire aboard cargo carrier at Palumbo Shipyard • Video by Ray Attard

Civil Protection Department personnel were called to the Palumbo Shipyards today at 4pm, when the deck of the vessel Cape Tavor - berthed at the Palumbo Shipyards - was said to have caught on fire.

The Cape Tavor is a Liberian-registered, bulk carrier tanker.

Five fire engines were called in to put out the fire. No injuries were reported. However, sources said a firefighter was slightly injured and was assisted by paramedics on site.

The man was later transferred to Mater Dei Hospital suffering from back pain.

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