A fire outbreak was recorded at Ports and Cargo Terminal berth 7 and 8 at Tin Can Island port, Lagos, when a crane caught fire and affected a vessel, MV. ALGECIRAS EXPRESS, which was loaded with containers on Thursday, July 20.
Eyewitnesses say the crane caught fire while off-loading containers from the vessel, which extended to the vessel and other containers. It was gathered that the fire involving a Liebherr crane and Mv Hapag – Lloyd was caused by a mechanical fault, which reportedly raged for about four hours before it was brought under control by firemen .
The management of the NPA is yet to make an official statement about the incident but sources say no life was lost during the outbreak.
Watch a video from the scene below