Posted on July 09, 2018 by Hannah Berry

10 crew members have been hospitalised suffering from smoke poisoning after a fire broke out on Dutch cargo ship EEMS Dundee on 6th July.

EEMS Dundee was anchored at the Taurus Quay in Esbjerg loading wind turbines when the fire was sparked by welding works required for fastening turbine parts on to the cargo deck, to provide safe transportation.

The casualties were evacuated from the vessel by helicopter and flown to three local hospitals in Esbjerg, Kolding and Aabenraa.

Firefighters from The Sydvestjysk Fire Department were quickly on the scene and brought the fire under control by midday.

The extent of the damage is still being assessed.

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