According to U.S. Coast Guard, the fire aboard the conro Crande Costa D’Avorio at the port of Newark, New Jersey has been contained. As of Saturday afternoon, the fire is confined to the 11th deck, and the end is in sight.
s informed, as of Sunday, the 11th deck was being monitored and overhauled to deal with any remaining heat sources.
There is still significant work to do, and challenges ahead as we get closer to an end state, but the ability for agencies at all levels to work together in our response is a testament to our shared commitment.
..said Capt. Zeita Merchant, the federal on-scene coordinator.
As explained, air monitoring sensors have been deployed in nearby areas on shore, and the range from the ship was expanded over the weekend. No pollutants above hazardous levels have been detected since the monitoring began on July 6.
Water samples near the ship have been taken and are at a lab for testing. The results are expected early next week. While there are no signs of oil and no visible sheen, there is enough soot in the water that it is discolored, the Coast Guard said.
In addition to the two firefighters who were killed at the outset of the blaze, two Newark Fire captains were injured in the response and were treated at a local hospital. They have been released and are recovering, according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé.
Port Newark Channel has been closed for safety from Berth 18 inward, but the Port of New York and New Jersey remains open and unaffected.