Container ship fire, Singapore

Fire erupted in upper decks of superstructure of container ship SALAM MESRA, anchored off Marina Barrage, Singapore, at around 1510 LT (UTC +8) Jul 16. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters and 4 boats were deployed, it took them some 5 hours to bring fire under control. At around 2200 LT firefighters reportedly, were cooling off superstructure to prevent possible rekindling. No injures reported, extent of damages unknown.
Container ship SALAM MESRA, IMO 9353943, dwt 8150, capacity 606 TEU, built 2007, flag Malaysia, manager PIL.



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.