July 14, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: Bulk carrier disabled by fire while approaching Shanghai
maritime accidents rise 4.2% to 636 in 8 months
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent Bulk carrier WEN FENG 18 was reportedly engulfed by fire in the afternoon August 2, 2022, while proceeding in Shanghai approach, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “Bulk carrier disabled by fire while approaching Shanghai. Bulk carrier WEN FENG 18 reportedly suffered fire in engine room in the afternoon August 2, 2022, while proceeding in Shanghai approach channel with cargo of ore.

“Bulk carrier had to be anchored in fairway, understood she was disabled. Fire was extinguished by switching on firefighting CO2 system.

“She was still anchored as of 2130 Beijing time Aug 3, with at least 3 tugs at her side.”

 

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