Trawler Catches Fire Due to Collision



A Taiwanese fishing trawler named “Chin Chun” reportedly caught fire in North Pacific on east off Miyako, Japan.  The Japan Coast Guard received distress signal from the fishing vessel. The trawler consisted of 52 Indonesian crew members aboard.

Rescue aircraft was immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident to track the ship and to analyse its condition.  Also two rescue boats with fire fighting equipment were sent to the scene of the burning vessel to evacuate all the people on board.

According to preliminary information one crew member fell overboard and went missing, but there is no available information for the condition of the other crew.  The information from the local authorities revealed that the fire started after collision of the fishing ship with an unidentified cargo vessel.

The local authorities will follow an investigation to determine the root cause of the collision and rescue operations are under way.

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Source: Maritime Herald


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