Napier Port Operational Update: Fire Incident

Please be aware that there was a fire incident on a ship at Napier Port’s 4 Wharf earlier today. Fire service command are on port managing the situation, with the fire currently under control.

Everyone on board the ship, and at the port, is safe and accounted for. The ship crew have all been transferred to another separate facility on port and as a precautionary measure are due to be tested for COVID-19 this afternoon. The risk of any of the crew having COVID-19 is low as the ship had been at sea for 17 days.

All operations on port have currently ceased. However, Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) have indicated that limited bulk cargo operations can resume from 1500hrs this afternoon. The road cordons currently blocking all traffic to the port will be reopened at 1500hrs too.

All container operations including container receival and delivery will be closed at the port for the rest of today. Please note, Thames I and II Depots are still operating as per normal hours of operation. All container operations at the port will reopen at 0700 tomorrow morning, Saturday 19 December.

We will provide a further update to you when we have more details from FENZ. Thank you for your understanding and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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