Tanker fire, Yellow sea

Fire erupted in living quarters of 13,000-ton tanker in the afternoon Jan 31, when vessel was moving to an oil terminal at a port in Yellow sea, with pilot on board. Tanker was brought to anchor, patrol boats, probably tug, and firefighters team were engaged, understood as of 1300 UTC fire is either extinguished, or under control, tanker being still at anchor. Extent of damages unknown, no injures reported.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.