Cargo ship YUAN HAI 9 reported fire in superstructure early in the morning Oct 17 in Qiongzhou Strait, while en route from Guangzhou to Haikou, Hainan island, China. Several SAR ships were sent to assist, fire was soon put under control by activating CO2 system. 7 non-essentail crew were evacuated, 8 remained on board. Understood the ship either will manage to reach Haikou under own power, or will be towed.
Cargo ship YUAN HAI 9, MMSI 413590180, dwt 9547, flag China.