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Fire on cargo ship at Dover's Eastern Docks

Five fire engines attended Dover’s Eastern Docks this morning after a fire broke out on a cargo ship.

The crew was called at 6.28am and arrived at Dover Cargo Terminal within minutes, but found the small blaze was out on arrival.

A specialist water safety unit also attended the scene.

The Port of Dover
The Port of Dover

A Port of Dover spokesperson said: “Whilst the incident was minor, the full coordinated response reflects how seriously the Port and its partners take any incident at this key international gateway.”

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