A handymax bulk carrier under construction at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s New Yangzi shipyard caught fire on Saturday.
According to local reports, the fire started from a ship cabin around 11am on Saturday morning. The local firefighting department was called in and managed to put out the fire in a few hours. No casualties were reported in the incident.
Splash understands that the ship is Canadian owner Algoma’s 38,000 dwt Algoma Conveyor, which is scheduled for delivery in 2019.
The ship was originally ordered at Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry and construction of the ship was taken over by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding after Mingde went bankrupt.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the stage.