UPDATE: Styrofoam containers aboard burning ship in Cape Town harbour

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A fishing trawler caught alight at a container terminal on the Cape Town harbour.

JOHANNESBURG – Some 800,000 Styrofoam containers were on board a burning fishing vessel at Cape Town Harbour on Wednesday.

City of Cape Town Fire Services spokesperson Liezl Moodie said five crew members had been evacuated from the vessel.

Black plumes of smoke billowed from the vessel, the “Verona Port Villa”, which is docked at the container section.

Another fire services spokesperson, Theo Layne, earlier said 12 emergency vehicles attended the scene.

 

 

He said the fire had not yet been contained.

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Layne said the cause of the blaze was unknown.