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Handymax newbuilding catches fire at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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