Conveyor belt blamed for 'extemely hazardous' fire aboard Iron Chieftain berthed at Port Kembla

By Angela Thompson
Updated January 30 2019 - 4:31pm, first published June 18 2018 - 2:08pm

A dramatic fire aboard a bulk carrier at Port Kembla most likely began on the ship’s conveyor belt before taking hold in a 12,000 cubic metre pile of gravel-like material far below deck, firefighters say. 

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