Fire on Freighter Off Japan


Fire on Freighter Carrying Scrap

Cambodian flagged Cargo vessel carrying scrap caught fire at Kawasaki port, Japan.


Accident type: Fire accident
Vessel involved: Hong Yan
Date: 0200 Tokyo time Nov 12
Location: Kawasaki port, Japan
Casualties: Not reported

A Cambodian flagged cargo vessel docked in Kawasaki port, Japan caught fire at around 0200 Tokyo time on Nov 12.  The freighter was loaded with 600 or 1500 tons of scrap.  Fire erupted in cargo holds of the vessel.  Several fire fighting teams and boats are fighting to put off the fire.  Investigations the reason is underway.  No casualties were reported.