COSCO container ship cargo fire, probably containers lost overboard

Container ship COSCO SAO PAULO arrived at Cape Town outer anchorage on May 25 from Durban, South Africa, and was anchored in a rough weather. Ship experienced heavy roll but wasn’t allowed to enter port, as reportedly, she suffered fire in one of cargo holds early May 25. It is rumoured, that she lost some of containers while anchored. She was taken to Cape Town and berthed in the morning May 26. No detailed information yet on extent of fire, damaged, destroyed or lost containers.
Container ship COSCO SAO PAULO, IMO 9484388, dwt 50488, capacity 4253 TEU, built 2012, flag HK, manager COSCO.



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