Approximately 40,000 sheep burned to death on the Farid Fares in 1980. 67,000 sheep burned to death at sea on the Uniceb in 1996. The Ocean Drover can carry 75,000 sheep. If today's fire had happened at sea then there is no doubt about the outcome: 75,000 sheep burned at sea in 2014 and one major live export disaster due to fire every 11.5 years.
Even in Port, firefighters from a huge number of units could not control the fire in this ship.
Just another incident that highlights the inherent dangers in exporting Australian animals alive on ships.