Ship that ran aground during 'Odette' catches fire off Mactan Island | Inquirer News

Ship that ran aground during ‘Odette’ catches fire off Mactan Island

By: - Reporter / @nestleCDN
/ 12:31 PM July 16, 2022
Typhoon Odette - Mactan Island Ship that ran aground during 'Odette' catches fire

M/V Trans Asia-1 catches fire off Barangay Punta Engaño on Mactan Island early Saturday morning. | PHOTO: Nagiel Bañacia

CEBU CITY — A ship that ran aground at the height of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021 caught fire off Barangay Punta Engaño on Mactan Island early Saturday morning.

Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, said two crew members of M/V Trans Asia-1 sustained burns and were brought to a hospital in Lapu-Lapu City for treatment.

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Bañacia said fire investigators have yet to identify the cause of the fire.

At least six crew members, he said, were on the ship when the fire occurred.

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