Explosions and fire in cargo ship hold, Hai Phong

General cargo ship NEW WIND, docked at ship repair yard in Hai Phong, suffered fire in cargo hold in the afternoon Feb 26. Reportedly, fire was preceded by explosions. Fire was taken under control in half an hour, by yard firefighters, reinforced by city fire teams. The ship is under repairs since early February. Nobody was injured, extent of damages unknown.
General cargo ship NEW WIND, IMO 9217876, dwt 9239, built 2000, flag Panama, manager TAN VIET PHUC SHIPPING, Hai Phong.



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.