Boxship Suffers Cargo Fire!


COSCO container ship suffered fire in one of the cargo holds early May 25 and probably lost containers overboard, reports Maritime Bulletin.

What happened?

Container ship COSCO SAO PAULO arrived from Durban was anchored in rough weather at Cape Town outer anchorage on May 25. 

It was reported that the ship experienced heavy roll but wasn’t allowed to enter port, she suffered fire in one of cargo holds early May 25. 

Lost containers?

It was suspected that she lost some of the containers while anchored. She was taken to Cape Town and berthed in the morning May 26. 

No detailed information yet on extent of fire, damaged, destroyed or lost containers.

About the vessel

Container ship COSCO SAO PAULO, IMO 9484388, dwt 50488, capacity 4253 TEU, built 2012, flag HK, manager COSCO.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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