Hong Kong’s Marine Department has maintained a no go zone around the Wan Hai 307 containership which suffered a spectacular fire yesterday evening, with smoke still detected from some of the boxes onboard the 2,200 teu ship today by commuters heading to work by ferry. The ship is now moored between Cheung Chau and Lamma islands.
The fire erupted in the fore of the ship. Crew’s efforts to douse failed and local salvage tugs were deployed to help put it out. The crew has been evacuated as some local reports suggest some of the cargoes carried are toxic.