The fire-stricken container ship ‘APL Vancouver’ is now en route to Singapore. The vessel was cleared for departure on February 12th following inspections by the Salvage team and Class surveyor.
Additional safety measures have been provided for its voyage to Singapore, including an escort tug.
The incident onboard the vessel has been brought to an end with swift emergency response by its crew and immediate salvage operations that were activated. All crew onboard has remained safe and no pollution has resulted from the situation,
…the vessel’s operators said.
A fire broke out on the container vessel APL Vancouver, in one of its cargo holds, on January 31, while the vessel was on passage from Shekou to Singapore. A fire broke out on the container vessel APL Vancouver, in one of its cargo holds, on January 31. At that time, the vessel was on passage from Shekou to Singapore.
The fire started in one of the ship’s cargo bays, with video from the scene showing the fire located on a container stack just forward of the accommodations block.
A full investigation will be undertaken to determine the cause of the incident.
APL would like to express its gratitude to the Vietnamese authorities for their very efficient and effective professional assistance.