Chinese ferry caught fire, returned to port, Yellow sea

Ferry BO HAI MA ZHU reported fire on board while en route from Yantai to Dalian, China, Yellow sea, some two hours after leaving Yantai, at night May 8. Ferry turned back and reached Yantai under own power early in the morning May 9. All passengers were immediately evacuated. Fire understood to be extinguished, extent of damages unknown.
Passenger ro-ro cargo ship BO HAI MA ZHU, IMO 9723461, GT 33458, built 2015, flag China, operator Bohai Ferry Group.



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