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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.

Marine Safety Advisory Notices [ MS20080019 ] [ MS20080020 ]

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General details
Date: 25 January 2008 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: nk  
Location   (show map):enroute Indonesia to Geelong Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Fire 
Release date: 26 June 2008  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Vessel details
Vessel: Jin Hui 
Flag: China 
IMO: 9039341 
Type of Operation: Bulk Carrier 
Damage to Vessel: Nil 
Departure point:Indonesia
Departure time:24 January 2008
Destination:Geelong, Victoria
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