Brand new bulk carrier, understood in her maiden voyage, suffered fire in cargo hold on Jan 4 at port, Yellow sea. Judging from photos, cargo was on fire – wooden boxes or crates. Fire was extinguished in the afternoon same day, extent of damages (understood cargo was damaged or destroyed, mostly) still under assessment. Ship and accident details for subscribers only. For annual subscription, contact [email protected] Subscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full.
My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.