At 1230 on 9 February 2008, the Chinese registered bulk carrier Jin Hui berthed in Geelong, Australia. The ship's master had previously informed Australian authorities that there had been a fire in the ship's number three cargo hold. As a result, the emergency services were on standby when the ship arrived in Geelong.
When the number three cargo hold was opened, it was apparent that only two small areas of the cargo (palm kernel expeller) had been affected. These small areas of cargo were still smouldering so they were sprayed with water and then discharged onto the wharf.
At 1530, the local fire authority declared the fire extinguished. The ship's normal cargo discharge was then allowed to begin.
|Date:||25 January 2008||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||nk||Investigation level:||Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||enroute Indonesia to Geelong|
|Release date:||26 June 2008||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Type of operation||Bulk Carrier|
|Damage to vessel||Nil|
|Departure time||24 January 2008|