January 31, 2023 20:30
Portland Fire responds to shipboard fire at TEMCO Grain loading dock.
At 3:16 PM Portland Fire & Rescue responded a reported shipboard fire at the Temco Grain Loading dock on the east side of the Willamette River near the Broadway Bridge. The 636’ long Liberian flagged ship, Breeze, staffed by 21 Filipinos was docked taking on 38000 metric tons of wheat. The Tagalog speaking crew members are trained in many tasks with some having firefighting as one of their assigned responsibilities aboard the ship.
Shipboard fires present a unique set of circumstances that require lots of manpower along with specialized tools and training to address the situ