Fire-Stricken APL Vancouver Singapore-Bound After General Average is Declared

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - The fire-stricken 9,200 teu APL Vancouver is en route to a Singapore lay-by berth for inspection by surveyors, following the decision last week to declare general average (GA). In the early hours of 31 January, off the Vietnamese coast, a fire started in a cargo hold forward of the vessel’s accommodation block. The ship, in transit from … [Read more...]

Fire Brought Under Control on APL Vancouver Off Vietnam

The cargo fire onboard the containership APL Vancouver has been brought under control off the coast of Vietnam, APL said in an emailed update on Wednesday. The fire broke out in one of the cargo holds of 9,300 TEU APL Vancouver as the ship was underway in the South China Sea from Shekou, China to Singapore last Thursday, 31 January. An update from APL on Wednesday said … [Read more...]

Crews Battling Blaze on APL Containership Off Vietnam

The Vietnamese Coast Guard and salvage teams are continuing to respond to a cargo fire onboard the 9,326 TEU containership APL Vancouver in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam. Operator APL reported that the fire broke out in one of the cargo holds as the vessel was underway from Shekou, China to Singapore last Thursday, 31 January, at approximately 0430hrs. All … [Read more...]