Sunday, 27 April 2008

Fire of Cambodia-registered cargo vessel in south China river put out

GUANGZHOU, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese maritime vessels put out a fire of a Cambodia-registered cargo ship anchoring at the Pearl River mouth in south China.

The Guangzhou Maritime Bureau received a report at 11:08 a.m. Saturday that a fire broke out on a Cambodia-registered cargo ship when workers were doing repair work in its dining hall. The vessel had 15 crew and 37 repair workers aboard.

After contacting the crew, the vessels dispatched by the bureau helped transfer 13 crew and 37 workers to nearby anchored ships. The captain and another crew member stayed on the vessel to report fire situation.

The fire was put out at 1:45 p.m. by several vessels of the bureau.

No casualties were reported. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Editor: Yan Liang

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