Mas­sive car car­rier ves­sel catches fire at sea

Nelson Mail - - World -

A Pana­ma­nian car car­rier head­ing from Ja­pan to Hawaii caught fire in the Pa­cific Ocean, with some crew mem­bers aban­don­ing the ship and the US Coast Guard and other ves­sels head­ing to its res­cue yes­ter­day. The Coast Guard said in a state­ment that crew mem­bers launched a life raft and four of the 21 mariners aboard left the Sin­cer­ity Ace wear­ing life jack­ets. The agency could not con­firm if they reached the life raft. The re­main­ing 17 crew mem­bers stayed on board to fight the fire. The Coast Guard said other com­mer­cial ves­sels were help­ing with the res­cue 3333km north­west of Hawaii. The state­ment doesn’t say what caused the fire on the 198m ship.

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