A number of fire crews have been called to a quayside in Southampton (UK) after a fire broke out in a 100m vessel.

Fire crews from St Mary’s, Hightown, Cosham ,Romsey, Gosport, Eastleigh and Redbridge were alerted just before 1.30pm on Friday to take control over the fire incident.

Fire Crews Called to Ship Fire in Southampton, UK (Video)

The incident at Ocean Quay in Southampton involves the 100-meter ship Karissa. According to reports the ship, which is docked in the Belvidere Road marina on the banks of the River Itchen is there in order to be converted into a dredger.

Workers on the ship had been carrying out hot works when scaffolding boards caught fire onboard. Approx 20 works had to leave the ship.

Due to the quick arrival of fire crews the damage has been contained to one area of the vessel.

The ship has been undergoing a refit when flames broke out on a section of scaffolding. Two Crews using two breathing apparatus and a high pressure water jet tackled the blaze.

South Central Ambulance service sent hazard area response team to the scene but no one was treated.

A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue service said “The cause of the fire is still under investigation”

Source: UKNIP