Cargo Ship Caught Fire off Japan

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Accident : Cargo Ship Caught Fire
Vessel Involved : Soya Maru (IMO: 8907462)
Cargo Onboard : Scrap
Date : 8th November 2015
Location : West of Matsuyama, Inner Japan Sea
Casualties : None
Route :From Osaka to Haimen port in China

On November 8th a general cargo ship carrying scrap caught fire west of Matsuyama, Inner Japan Sea.  Several firefighting vessels were dispatched by coast guard, but the status is still unknown.  It’s reported that all 10 crew members were rescued without much injuries. Investigation is underway to find out the reason for fire.

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