Cape Tavor, a Liberian-registered bulk carrier, has caught fire at the Palumbo Shpyards (owner: Palumbo Group, Naples) in the Grand Harbour of Valetta (Malta). The incident happened yesterday at around 4 PM local time and personnel with the Civil Protection Department were called to the site. They dispatched five teams and the fire was put out.
No casualties were reported, only a firefighter was slightly injured.
Cape Tavor (IMO number 9189249 and MMSI 636012329) was built in 1999. The length of the vessel is 289 m and its width – 45 m. The DWT 172,515-ton ship is owned by Ofer Brothers Group Herzliyya, Israel.