A fire has erupted on board the bulk carrier Silver Lady at the port of Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The fire started while loading scrap metal. The fire is raging both on the quay and on the ship.

The fire erupted in the evening of Friday, 2 June. The fire brigade was called to the scene and deployed a lot of units. Smoke is seen in several places on the ship. The fire has been scaled up to major fire.

At around 10.30 pm the local safety region (Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Holland Zuid) announced a drone team was being called in to view the situation from above as a lot of smoke is still being released.

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Due to a lot of smoke being released, public are advised to stay out of the smoke as much as possible, close windows and doors and turn off (mechanical) ventilation.

The Silver Lady is about 189 metres long and was built in 2003. It sails under the Maltese flag.


The fire was under control at around 1 am. The vessel has not suffered any damage and the company is proceeding with its own regular unloading process. No-one was injured in the fire.

Picture (top) for illustration purposes only.

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