Two incidents of fire accident at Madras Fishing Harbour during the month of April, '84

James, D B and Sarvesan, R and Chandrasekhar, S (1984) Two incidents of fire accident at Madras Fishing Harbour during the month of April, '84. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 58 . pp. 16-17.

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The two incidents of fire accident at Madras Fishing Harbour during the month of April, '84, On the early hours of 5-4-84 at about 4 A.M. the first fire accident took place. On the southern side of the fish landing centre at Kasimode The fire quickly spread in the northern direction causing complete damage to 42 sheds, six trawlers, 22 sets of catamarans, one fibre glass boat and six trawl nets. Within a fortnight, another instance of fire outbreak took place on 16-4-84 in the vicinity of the first fire disaster. The second fire accident according to press reports and personal enquiry, took place in the early morning. The fire broke out on the northern side, well beyond the existing compound wall away from the shore. A total number of 204 sheds including five tea stalls were destroyed in the fire accident.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fire accident; fishing horbour; madras coast
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Fisheries Harbour
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:3177
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 15:16
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