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Barbours Cut Container Terminal aerial photo. File Photo courtesy Port Houston

Barbours Cut Container Terminal. File Photo courtesy Port Houston

Fire on Containership Claims the Lives of Two Crew Members at Port Houston

Mike Schuler
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January 8, 2024

A fire on board a containership at Port Houston claimed the lives of two crew members and third sustained injuries, the port reported Monday.

The fire took place early Monday morning on board the Panama-flagged M/V Stride, a Panama-flagged containership built in 1997, as it was docked at Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

The Port Houston Fire Department responded to the incident.

Sadly, two of the ship’s crew members died and a third has been hospitalized with injuries.

The port reports that the fire has been extinguished and there is no threat to the surrounding community. The Port Houston Fire Department will continue to monitor the vessel for 24 hours.

The Harris County Fire Marshall is conducting an investigation into the incident. The circumstances of the fire were not immediately clear as of Monday morning.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is investigating the incident along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The M/V Stride is managed by Greek containership owner Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC). The ship has a capacity of 2,174 TEUs.

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