Freighter SOYA MARU on fire, scrap again
General cargo vessel SOYA MARU reported to Coast Guard fire on board at 0925 LT Nov 8, when vessel was some 2 nm west of Matsuyama, Inner Japan Sea, en route from Osaka to Haimen port, China with cargo of scrap. CG salvage ships are engaged in firefighting, 10 crew abandoned vessel in life boats. On a photo SOYA MARU on fire. As of 1400 UTC Nov 8, situation unknown.
Scrap fire has become quite regular accident with Chinese vessels sailing from Japan to China with scrap cargo.