Fire aboard the cargo ship Atlantic Provider at the Port of Spain wharf
At around 5 a.m. on Thursday, a fire was reported aboard the cargo ship Atlantic Provider, which was docked at the port of Port of Spain.
The boat was used to help on the sea bridge for a few months after the operators of the cargo ship Superfast Galicia withdrew its service in April 2017, when the government refused to accept the company’s proposal for the renewal of its contract. .
Barnie Gajahdar, the vessel’s last owner, told Newsday that it was sold to a foreign company. The vessels currently fly the flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Newsday understands that the boat has been docked in Port of Spain for some time.
Marlon Smith, chief of the northern fire division, told Newsday: “We believe the ship was housed there pending sale.
“When we got to the scene it was on and the headquarters and Belmont officers got down to work. It took half an hour to get it under control.”
He said firefighters were able to board the ship to put out the blaze.
They have not been able to say what caused the fire from their preliminary inquiries. Investigations are ongoing.