Blazing Kamala sailing towards Busan, crew bravely fighting fire
Container ship Kamala is still on fire, sailing towards Busan. Korean CG rescue ship is already engaged in fighting fire with water cannons, to salvage teams can yet border the ship because of adverse weather. Kamala is under way somewhere close to Jeju (Chedju do) island, 23 crew remain on board, bravely fighting fire. It is not known yet what cargoes are in containers engulfed by fire, whether they’re dangerous or not. Asap vessel reaches safe waters, specialists will board her to estimate the risks. No injures reported, fire said to be restricted with no or minimal risk of spreading further. On a photo Korean CG ship pouring water onto Kamala’s cargo deck.
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.