Container ship catches fire in East China sea

East China sea fire

The Hua Hang 1 containership has caught on fire in the East China sea while travelling to Taiwan.

The 664 TEU vessel operated by Fujian Huarong Marine Shipping departed on 12 May from Suzhou Modern Terminals in Taicang, China and was due to arrive in Keelung, Taiwan on 14 May.

In the afternoon of 13 May, the vessel reportedly suffered from a fire in the engine room about 20 miles northeast of Zhujiajian Island, Zhoushan.

There have been no reports of injury amongst members of the crew thus far.

© Maritime Bulletin

Nineteen crew members have been rescued by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) East Sea division and safely transferred to another ship.

The current conditions of the vessel are yet unclear while the rescue division is checking for any signs of damage or potential oil spillage.

© Mikhail Voytenko via YouTube

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