World Naval News
New York Times - Ships and Shipping
Friday, 5 October 2012
Cambodian cargo ship on fire off Kyushu, southwestern Japan
OSAKA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Cambodian-registered cargo ship, with nine
crew members including seven Chinese on board, caught fire off the coast
of Kitakyushu City in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka
on Friday morning, local press reported.
The fire broke out on the freighter "HAODA 6" in waters about 2 km northeast
off shore of the city, at around 3:00 a.m. local time according to the
country's public broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK).
After the Japanese coast guard received a distress call from the
1496-ton freighter, it dispatched several patrol vessels to put out the
blaze on the ship, the report said.
There were no immediate reports of serious damage from the fire incident.
The official of the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka also confirmed
that the ship had a crew of nine Chinese and two Myanmar sailors and
the fire was extinguished by noon.
The cargo ship, carrying 980 tons of iron scrap, was sailing from
Chiba Port in eastern Japan to Ningbo Port in China when the fire occurred.
Source: Xinhuanet News.
Santiago Alejandro Mac Culloch
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