March 17, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 28,471 dwt freighter Lake Arafura caught fire while in the port of Gisborne, New Zealand. Loaded with a cargo of 10,000 tons of logs, the crew brought the fire under control quickly. Only a portion of the bridge was damaged by the fire and smoke. The cause of the fire may have been an electrical fault. The Lake Arafura could not be repaired in Gisborne so the vessel will be evaluated to see if it can sail to another port for repairs. No reports of the crew being injured in the fire.