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Ship sailing again days after cargo fire
After a fire broke out in containers containing pressed wood at the aft of the 'APL Cairo', while arriving in the waters of Binh Thuan, the captain, to prevent it from spreading, steered the ship to buoy No.0 off the coast of Vung Tau about 50 kilometers away. Ships started spraying water to cool and isolate the fire. Firefighters used a special machine to cut the container and pull the water cannon inside to extinguish the fire. The affected containers have been unloaded after the fire was completely extinguished at the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port. The firefighters had to cut open containers to extinguish the fire inside, 12 containers were deformed after being burned, and the goods inside were also damaged. Approximately 38 containers in total were damaged, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation. The ship sailed from Cai Me on March 16 at 09.30 a.m. UTC,headed to Hongkong with an ETA as of March 19.
Fire in deck cargo
In the evening of March 13, 2022, cargo in containers aboard the 'APL Cairo', en route from Ho Chi Minh City to Qingdao, Shandong province, caught fire near the port of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Smoke started to rise from some containers on the ship. Rescue operations have been launched to fight the fire. With the support from the rescue ships, the situation was brought under control, however, the extent of damage to the ship and cargo has not been assessed. The 'APL Cairo' has returned to the port of Ho Chi Minh City to assess the damage and carry out repairs. Report with photos: https://thanhnien.vn/tau-bien-gap-su-co-72-tan-thanh-long-nguy-co-hu-hong-post1438368.htmlUpload News