Korea-China ferry fire, 150 passengers evacuated

Passenger cargo ship XIN YU JIN XIANG suffered fire in engine room about a mile west of Jawol-do island, SW of Incheon, Korea, Yellow sea, at around 0100 Seoul time Jul 16. The ship with 150 passengers and 50 crew on board was en route from Incheon to Qinhuangdao China. All passengers were evacuated to a patrol ship, and later transferred to Incheon, one passenger said to be medically treated. The ship was disabled, anchored west of Jawol-do, understood to be towed to Incheon.

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