At around 0100 hours Korean time this morning the main fire on the Auto Banner car carrier was finally extinguished although the ship continues to smoulder at a dock in Incheon port and is likely to be a complete write-off.
The Hyundai Glovis-controlled Auto Banner car carrier caught fire yesterday morning. The fire started on the 11th floor of the ship, which was due to take a consignment of used cars to Libya.
The 5,700 unit car carrier was loaded with 2,100 used vehicles when the blaze started, of which around 200 were located on the 11th storey of the ship.
In total 398 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze, as well as 110 fire engines, and three fire fighting helicopters.
One firefighter was hospitalised having fallen while entering the ship.