There was a fire incident at terminal C of the at Tin-Can Island Port operated by Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group that guts a shore crane and not a vessel as earlier reported.
At about 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 20, 2023, one of our equipment, a shore crane, developed a sudden technical fault and before anything could be done to fix it, it went up in flames.
There was a quick response from all stakeholders which resulted in putting out the fire as soon as possible, even though substantial damage was done to the equipment.
Normalcy was returned to the terminal after containing the fire and operations resumed without delay.
The vessel at berth as at the time of the incident was not affected by the fire while containers, both those on board the vessel as well as other consignments at the terminal, were not affected also.
There was no loss of life, as the operator working on the affected equipment was safely rescued without any injury.
The said equipment as well as all other equipment and facilities at the terminal are all insured.
Individuals and organisations that reacted swiftly to the emergency situation include the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Master and crew of MV Argeciras Express, the Lagos State Fire Service team and the staff of Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited.
Meanwhile, Ports & Cargo said is committed to operational excellence in a safe and secure environment for the collective good of all our stakeholders – customers, agents, staff, regulators and the general public.
They urged the public to continue their business without any form of fear.