Container ship fire, Taiwan Strait

Fire erupted in engine room of container ship ZHONGZHOUCHANGHONG in the evening Sep 4 in northern Taiwan Strait, NE of Xiamen. The ship was en route from Qinzhou to Rizhao Yellow sea. 19 crew were evacuated, all are safe. SAR ships started firefighting, container ship is to be taken on tow, understood situation is under control as of morning Sep 6. Ship’s AIS is on.

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