May 30, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: fire engulfs ship TRANS ASIA 1
maritime accident
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent
Fire broke out on board of the ship TRANS ASIA 1 in Lapu Lapu City waters, Cebu, Philippines, at around 0142 LT July 16, 2022, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “The ship was inoperable or decommissioned, with 8 maintenance crew and 1 guard on board. The ship was soon engulfed in flames, all people on board were evacuated, 2 of them treated for smoke inhaling. Fire was extinguished in some 4 hours, officials said.

“Understood burning ship is hapless ferry TRANS-ASIA 1, put out of service in 2019 after fire, later that same year she has been beached by typhoon, and according to databases, is already decommissioned.

“According to Trans Asia Shipping Lines official Statement, issued on July 16, 2022 soon after accident, ferry was under repairs, to be put in service again.

“Fire erupted in the galley of ferry TRANS-ASIA 1, berthed at Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, early in the morning Jul 10. Fire was extinguished in 3 hours, 1 crew sustained slight injuries. Fire was caused by faulty electric wire, in air vent.”

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