Ship catches fire off Singapore

Ship catches fire off Singapore


All 18 crew of Panama-flagged tanker Hoyu are safe after a fire broke on the vessel in Singapore waters on Thursday.

The 8,925 dwt chemical/products tanker, owned by Hosho Shipping, was around 9.7nm from Pedra Branca at 13-10hrs local time when a fire broke out on the vessel, according to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.

“The Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Republic of Singapore Navy have deployed vessels to render assistance to the Hoyu crew. All 18 crew members have been safely evacuated, and the fire has been put out,” the MPA said.

There were no reports of injury to the crew or pollution from the vessel.

The MPA said the accident was being investigated.