PHOTOS: Fire breaks out on containership at Manila Port

A fire broke out on a Marshall Islands-flagged containership MV Cape Moreton on Saturday, while the ship was moored at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), Tondo, Manila.
Smoke was first detected billowing from freight containers on board the ship around 9:15 a.m, the Philippine Coast Guard said.Some 20 fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and two ships with fire fighting capabilities, Coast Guard SARV-001 (BRP San Juan) and Coast Guard SARV 3502 (BRP Nueva Vizcaya), were sent to the scene to help extinguish the fire.

 

Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Smoke billows from the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Smoke billows from the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Firefighters try to put out the fire as smoke billows out of the M/V Cape Moreton cargo ship after it caught fire while anchored at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) on September 12, 2015. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire, local media reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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