Deck containers on fire on board of mega boxship Hanjin Green Earth, Port Said
Fire erupted on board of mega-bosxhip Hanjin Green Earth on May 1 at around 0230 LT while vessel was transiting Suez Canal in northern direction. Fire was contained with Suez Canal emergency service assistance, vessel completed passage and is now (1500 UTC May 1) drifting off Port Said anchorage area, with two tugs nearby, probably still fighting fire. Vessel is en route to Europe from Far East, last port of call before Suez transit was Jeddah. Reportedly deck containers caught fire.