Timber carrier on fire off Jeju island
Fire erupted on board of a freighter in the afternoon Dec 15, vessel was some 12 nm northwest of Jeju, Jeju island, East China sea. Korean Coats Guard sent a helicopter with firefighting team and extra pumps. Fire reportedly is under control, vessel to be towed to Seogwipo, Jeju island. General cargo vessel JINLONG7, with 15 Northe Korean crew on board and cargo of timber, is en route to Shanghai from Russian Far East port. Fire started in engine room, caused by busted fuel pipe.