09/18/11 166 W, 1 I - + 3 - 1 Wilmington Port Cargo Hold Rescue, December 2010


After watching a recent news segment about Wilmington and New Hanover County fire departments-- still assessing my reaction to that one, and if there's an appropriate blog topic in there-- we meaning me did a little Google searching on "Star News Wilmington fire." Found this photos from a December 2010 rescue of an injured worker in the cargo hold of a container ship docked near the state port.

Wilmington Fire Department Capt. Tim Smith took the photo, which is one of two posted to this story. Bet they have some great stories down that way, of fires and rescues and such at the port and on the water. Maybe somebodywill write a book-length history of WFD some day. I'd buy a copy! Note that the Star News story was published in a column called "Behind the Yellow Tape."  That would be a great name for a blog. Probably already is.


Capt. Tim Smith/Star News photo







  
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