PRESS RELEASE: The following is an update on the fire reported on 2 November 2016 on board the MFV “Verano”, a fishing trawler berthed at quay 703 in the Port of Cape Town:
The fire was fully extinguished as at 18:00 on 8 November 2016.
All boundary cooling activities are discontinued, though fire services have been placed on standby for any emergencies.
The vessel is still listing to starboard but remains stable.
The appointed Salvors have fully mobilized on site.
Daily operational meetings with Salvors continue.
The cause of the incident remains undetermined at this stage.
The port continues to operate as per normal, with the incident having no further impact on operations. ENDS