Coast Guard: 2 new witnesses to testify at Newark cargo ship fire hearing this week
The United States Coast Guard announced that two more witnesses will testify at a hearing regarding a deadly cargo ship fire at Port Newark last year. Those testimonies will be heard this week.
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Newark Fire Capt. David Rodgers will testify on Wednesday, while Marian Ciumala, third mate of the Grande Costa d’Avorio – the ship that caught fire - will testify on Friday.
The July 2023 fire took the lives of Newark firefighters Augusto Acabou and Wayne Brooks Jr.