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Firefighters douse smoking oil on ship

August 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Approximately 12 Ventura County firefighters were called when a large column of smoke was observed rising from a cargo ship docked in Port Hueneme Tuesday.The dark smoke was from oil on one of the ship's fuel tanks. The ship, The Adriatic, was docked at the Port of Hueneme while workers aboard the ship unloaded liquid fertilizer.

Firefighters extinguished the smoke in about one hour, according to officials.

The incident was being investigated by the Coast Guard.


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