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Two Ships in Mysterious Blaze

There has been a surge of incidents relating to cargo ships catching fire recently, with an animal feed vessel catching fire at Warrenpoint Harbour and another incident involving the collision of two container ships in Port Klang, Malaysia.

Most recently, a Ro/Ro cargo ship caught fire while it was anchored at Akita Port, Japan, according to World Maritime News.

The cargo deck of the Ro/Ro ship is said to have burst into flames.

The fire was put out by the Akita Fire Department and 14 Russian crewmen were safely evacuated from the ship.

Due to the overwhelming smoke fumes, investigators have been unable to determine the cause of the fire.

In a further twist, a general cargo vessel also caught fire at Turkey’s Port of Iskedrun.

The fire is currently being contained by fire-fighters and all crew members have been rescued without any injuries.

A further four tugboats have been sent to contain the fire and the cause of the incident, like the Akita incident, remains unknown.



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