Ferry-Crane Crash Sparks Fire in Barcelona
A fire has broken out in the Port of Barcelona after a ferry hit a loading crane at 8 a.m. this morning, according to the Associated Press.
The crash took place on the port’s south pier but no injuries have so far been reported.
A spokeswoman for the Barcelona city authorities, who was not authorized to be identified, said four containers were on fire having fallen from their place on the port.
Hoy sobre las 8 de la mañana un barco ha colisionado contra una grúa de una de las terminales de contenedores del #PortdeBarcelona en el muelle Sur, provocando un incendio que ya está controlado por los @BCN_Bombers. No hay que lamentar daños personales. Seguiremos informando.— Port de Barcelona (@portdebarcelona) October 31, 2018
Firefighters were fighting the flames with foam as it has not been established if the contents of the on-shore containers poses any further risk.