Cargo ship fire put out in Hong Kong, no casualties reported

(Xinhua) 11:23, June 02, 2021

HONG KONG, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The fire at a cargo ship off Hong Kong coast was largely put out at around 8:20 a.m. local time Thursday after breaking out on Wednesday afternoon, with no casualties reported.

The accident started at 5:26 p.m. 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 11:09 p.m., the government said.

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

(Web editor: Shi Xi, Liang Jun)


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