Incident directory

1955 - Liner Consuela

04/01/1955

Country:

UK

  • Ship/ Maritime Incidents

Severity:

Description

Date of event

4th January 1955.

Time of event

Unknown at this time.

Name of premises

Liner, Consuela.

Location

King George Dock, Hull.

Service area

Hull City Fire Brigade (HCFB), now Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS).

Nature of incident

Fire within ship/vessel.

Property type

Ship.

Premises use

Passenger liner.

Construction type and materials

Unknown at this time.

Occupancy

Unknown at this time.

Fire source and location of fire

Unknown at this time.

Synopsis

Brief Synopsis

A Station Officer (StnO) died after a fire incident on the liner Consuela (or possibly refrigerated cargo ship Consuelo, Unknown author, 2018) which was lying at King George Dock, Hull (House & Settle, 2017).

It has not been possible to verify the name ‘Consuela’ as per Unknown author, 1955, as a vessel that was operated by Ellerman-Wilson Line Ltd, Hull, at this time.

The fire was however described as ‘the most smoky for many a year’. StnO Bricklebank was in charge of the first attendance. ‘He was on his way home when he collapsed and died’ Another StnO was injured at the incident when he fell to the lower hold in ‘dense smoke’. It is not known if he was wearing breathing apparatus (BA) at the time of the fall (Unknown author, 1955).

It is not currently known why the collapse and subsequent death occurred and what connection the attendance at the incident had with this.

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

Main findings, key lessons & areas for learning

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Fire & Rescue Service summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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FBU summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons & recommendations

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Other report summary of main findings, conclusions, key lessons &recommendations

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

IFE Commentary & lessons if applicable

None produced at this time.

Known available source documents

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FRS Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

FBU Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Incident Report/s and/or improvement notices

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Humberside Police Incident Report/s

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Incident Report

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Reports/investigations/research

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Coroner’s report/s and/or Rule 43 and/or Regulation 28 Notices etc

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Dear Chief Officer Letters (DCOL), FRS Circulars, FRS Notices and/or Bulletins etc and/or Related Government Correspondence

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Notifications from National Operational Learning User Group (NOLUG) and/or Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Other information sources

House, A. & Settle, P. et al. (2017). The firefighter memorial trust book of remembrance [online]. Available at; http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/FirefighterMemorialTrust/Content/Filler  [Accessed 20th September 2017]. The Firefighters Memorial Trust.

Note. With the above source reference, it is not currently possible to link directly to the relevant page of the memorial book.

Unknown author. (1955). Station-officer’s death after fighting ship fire. Fire. April. Page 245.

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Unknown author. (2018). Tyne built ships a history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built. [Online]. Available at; http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/C-Ships/consuelo1937.html [Accessed 17th June 2018].

Further information hoping to be identified and still to be located.

Service learning material

No information identified to date and/or still to be located.

Videos available

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