COSCO container ship fire
HAPAG-LLOYD press-release Aug 24:
Asia – South America East Coast Service (ASE) - MV COSCO Shipping Thames V.6E Fire on Hold
We regret to inform you that on August 23, 2018 a dense smoke was detected in hold number 4 of MV “COSCO Shipping Thames” voyage 6E. The crew activated the fire extinguisher system and now the fire is under control.
It is unclear at this time whether cargo has been affected. Currently, vessel’s ETA at Singapore is August 24, 2018.
According to AIS records, the ship at the time of fire was in Malacca Strait, she reduced speed or stopped, then resumed sailing and reached Singapore anchorage in the morning Aug 24. She was berthed on Aug 25 at Tanjong Pagar Terminal, understood after safety check while at anchor. As of Aug 29, the ship was still docked in Singapore, no information on cargo and/or ship’s damages.
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