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Fire on board cargo ship in Warrenpoint Harbour under control

Firefighters at Warrenpoint harbour Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption The area around the ship was cordoned off while firefighters tackled the blaze

A fire onboard a cargo ship docked at Warrenpoint Harbour has been brought under control.

The alarm was raised at 08:25 GMT on Tuesday after 1,000 tonnes of animal feed were found to be overheating.

A specialist marine response team from Belfast was sent to the scene, along with six fire appliances and a hydraulic platform.

Firefighters discovered two seats of fire and flooded the grain with carbon dioxide to put the fire out.

The ship arrived from Riga in Latvia earlier this week.

A Fire Service spokeswoman said there had been no significant risk to life or the environment.

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