Fire on Cosco mega boxship

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A fire erupted onboard Cosco’s 10,000 teu containership Cosco Pacific last weekend, causing the vessel to reroute. The cause of the fire has been identifies as he self-ignition of misreported lithium batteries. The fire started while the vessel was enroute to Nhava Sheva, India from Port Klang in Malaysia. The vessel had to change its destination to Colombo for inspections. All three containers from the same shipper, along with several containers around the burnt container, have been unloaded from the ship.

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