Fire hits cargo vessel off Sorsogon | Inquirer News

Fire hits cargo vessel off Sorsogon

/ 04:45 PM November 02, 2023

Fire hits cargo vessel off Sorsogon

MANILA, Philippines (Updated) — A cargo vessel caught fire off Castilla town in Sorsogon on Thursday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

M/V Ken was anchored when the fire started in its mess hall around 11:00 a.m., the PCG said in its initial report.


Citing the Bureau of Fire Protection, the PCG said in its follow-up report that a fire out was declared around 3:02 pm.


Fire hits cargo vessel off Sorsogon

All the ship’s eight crew on board are in good physical condition, according to authorities.

Coast Guard’s Marine Environmental Group inspected the area for possible traces of oil spill, which yielded a negative result.

M/V Ken carried 2,300 liters of diesel oil and approximately 400 liters of lube oil, according to the PCG.


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Fire hits cargo vessel off Sorsogon

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