Coast Guards Deployed To Douse Blaze on Vessel

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  • Four containers aboard APL Le Havre are on fire, prompting ICG personnel to pour water by drilling holes.
  • The vessel was heading towards Mundra port anchorage when the incident occurred.

A massive fire broke out on Singapore-flagged APL Le Havre 40 nautical miles off the coast of Gujarat and fire-fighting operations is underway by the Indian Coast Guard, reports News18.

Containers on fire

According to officials, four containers aboard are on fire, prompting ICG personnel to pour water by drilling holes.

The vessel was heading towards Mundra port anchorage when the incident occurred. An official assured that the sailors are safe.

Maersk Honam

Last year, Maersk Honam caught fire around 390 nautical miles off the Agatti island in Lakshadweep while sailing from Singapore to Suez.

It had a crew of 27, including Indians, who decided to abandon the ship after failing to contain the blaze. The missing Indian national is identified as Sadik Hegde, a cook.

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Source: News18

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