Cargo Ship Fire Put Out

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The fire at a cargo ship off Hong Kong coast was largely put out at around 8.20am local time on Thursday (June 3), reports The Star.

What happened?

The fire at a cargo ship off Hong Kong coast was largely put out at around 8.20am local time on Thursday (June 3) after breaking out on Wednesday afternoon, with no casualties reported.

The accident started at 5.26pm local time on Wednesday at the vessel carrying metal scrap in waters south of Tsing Yi and was upgraded to No. 3 alarm (No. 5 alarm is the highest) at 11.09pm, the government said.

According to local media, the vessel involved was a 120-meter long cargo ship carrying about 2,000 tonnes of metal scrap.

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Source: The Star

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