WATCH: Cargo Ship Burns in Japan

Mike Schuler
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November 12, 2015

Firefighters in Japan were working to extinguish a fire in the cargo area of a Cambodian-flagged general cargo ship on Thursday.

According to reports, the fire started at about 2:30 a.m. onboard the 2,300 DWT MV Hong Yan while berthed in Kawasaki City, Japan. The vessel reportedly loaded with about 1,500 tons of scrap metal bound for China.

Video from scene shows the vessel tied up and listing, with thick smoke emanating from the cargo hold as firefighters spray water onto the ship.

All crewmembers escaped the vessel unharmed.

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