The Panama Canal reports that on 30 January the container vessel CAPE KORTIA, while moving towards the PSA port in the Pacific, reported a fire outbreak in the engine room.
Due to this incident, another vessel was affected. The CAPE KORTIA remained briefly on its way to the Pacific Access Channel until it got removed by the Panama Canal staff.
These maneuvers occurred during its regular transit window and did not cause delays to vessels transiting the Panama Canal. The fire outbreak is under control. No injuries were reported during this incident.
#RápidaAcción | Aeronavales a bordo de las embarcaciones P-843, L-306 y P-230, brindan seguridad al @canaldepanama mediante maniobra de extinción de incendio en la embarcación "CAPE KORTIA", con bandera de Malta. pic.twitter.com/5oDcj638CV
— Senan Panamá (@SENANPanama) January 30, 2023
What is more, the Panama Canal Authority further informed that the incident was reported immediately and all security procedures were activated.
Panama’s National Aeronaval Service also dispatched two vessels to the scene to provide assistance.
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