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CARGO SHIP BELONGING TO ST VINCENT COMPANY DAMAGED BY FIRE IN GUYANA

The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) has confirmed that the engine of a foreign cargo ship, owned by a St. Vincent and the Grenadines company, was badly damaged by fire during the early hours of Tuesday while it was moored at Gafoors Complex, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara.

“No person was injured and firefighters were able to contain the fire to the generator room thereby averting the loss of the vessel.”

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The GFS said that the cause of the fire was “determined as overheating of a generator in the forepeak of the ship which resulted in arcing and sparking” and that the generator was severely damaged and a quantity of rope destroyed.

It said, the vessel owned by Odin’s Trading in St. Vincent, is named “Sydney Marie” bearing IMO number 7432317 and official number 400913. It is used for aggregate transport and captained by Vincentian, Richard Bynoe 56.

The GFS said that while it is still conducting investigations, there are several measures that could be taken to prevent fires on ships, including the prohibition of open flame on ships or in cabins, such as candles, cigarettes, or incense sticks unless they are lit in the presence of people and extinguished before leaving

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