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The ATSB is investigating a fire on-board the general cargo ship BBC Xingang, in Newcastle, New South Wales, on 11 December 2017. During the routine removal of stoppers around cargo in the ‘tween deck, sparks burned through the stopper’s protective blankets, and fell into the cargo below. The cargo covering was set alight. The ship’s fire watch quickly extinguished the fire.  No other damage or injuries were reported.  The ATSB’s investigation will focus on the details and sequence of the incident.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. 

 
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