Smoldering containers removed from APL Peru

SEATTLE – Four containers that were putting off alarmingly high heat since Sunday were removed from the APL Peru Saturday. Members of the Seattle Fire Department cut holes into the containers and sprayed water inside in order to extinguish the smoldering contents of what is believed to be clothing, shoes, and appliances. No other source of heat or smoke has been detected aboard the vessel and...

Agencies continue work aboard APL Peru

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, American President Line shipping company and the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) along with U. S. Customs and Border Protection will work through Friday and Saturday to monitor conditions aboard the cargo vessel APL Peru.

Agencies conduct post-fire inspection of cargo vessel

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology (ECY,) American President Line (APL) shipping company and the Seattle Fire Department along with assistance from U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are investigating a reported fire aboard a cargo vessel. The 873-foot motor vessel APL Peru reported smoke and heated bulkheads in and around the ship’s number five cargo hold...