Tanker on fire

A TANKER docked at a Vietnamese port burst into flames following an explosion on March 10, according to Hai Phong Port Authority.

The ship, named Hai Ha 18, was loaded with a cargo of 900 cubic metres of A92 petrol which was being pumped out of the ship.

During the operation, the vessel pump stopped working and the tanker was ordered to leave the wharf area in Song Cam channel for repairs.

The fire and explosion occurred shortly thereafter.

Numerous firefighting units arrived at the scene to bring the fire under control.

On March 11, the burning ship was transferred to the other side of the river to prevent the spread of the fire to neighboring areas while the firefighting efforts continued.

World Maritime News contacted relevant parties for more details on the current status of the vessel, however, they are yet to reply.