Containers on fire on boxship NORTHERN VOLITION, South China sea

Container ship NORTHERN VOLITION called in Vung Tau port, Vietnam, at 2100 LT Nov 24 with at least two burned out containers. Vessel reported to Vung Tau fire in containers, and asked for assistance, on reportedly, Nov 23. It is understood, that tugs or firefighting boats were sent to assist, fire was extinguished, but vessel asked for permission to call Vung Tau to offload containers and make sure fire is not smoldering in other containers. Vessel is en route from Ho Chi Minh to Shanghai, with more than 900 containers on board.

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