The 193 meter long, 30586 dwt cargo/container ship Antonio caught fire while berthed in Corpus Christi, Texas. While the crew was unloading a cargo of wind turbine blades, the fire broke out inside one of the cargo when sparks from a welding torch set some wood supports alight. Local fire crews battled the blaze for several hours fighting hot spots and dense black smoke. The firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but two had to be taken to hospital. One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while the other heat exhaustion. No reports of injuries to the crew of the Antonio.
KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend