Major fire on board of boxship Kamala
Fire erupted in containers on board of container ship Kamala shortly after midnight Tokyo time July 11, in East China sea some 220 nm west of Kuchinoshima island, some 110 nm south of Chedju do, Korea. Distress signal was relayed to Japan Coast Guard by a passing vessel. Fire seems to be a major one, judging from photo made by patrol plane at around 0530. Japan rescuers are steaming to burning vessel, crew reportedly remain on board trying to tackle fire. Vessel is en route from Surabaya Indonesia to Ulsan Korea.