Car Carrier Suffers Fire Off Vietnam

Car Carrier Suffers Fire Off Vietnam

Mike Schuler
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February 6, 2023

A Panama-flagged vehicle carrier carrying more than 4,500 cars and 1,300 tons of oil from South Korea to Singapore caught fire and is now drifting in the waters off Vung Tau, Vietnam.

The fire is believed to have started on Friday, February 3, on board the AH SHIN before spreading across multiple decks of 21,000-ton vessel.

There were 21 Russian crew members on board and all of them are reported safe.

The fire was reported under control by Sunday night, but the vessel was still emitting a strong burning smell.

The amount of damage to cars on board is unclear.

The AH SHIN is a vehicle carrier built in 1999 and measures 200 meters long and 32 meters wide. It is managed by DORIKO Ltd of South Korea.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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