Major fire in Yanpu Fishing Port, Taiwan VIDEO

Fire engulfed several ocean-going fishing vessels, longliner type, at Yanpu Fishing Port, Pingtung County, southwest Taiwan, in the afternoon Jun 15. Witnesses said they’ve heard at least two explosions prior to fire. A thick black smoke is billowing from harbor towards town, scaring locals off. Firefighters are fighting the fire, including firefighting boats and tugs with water cannons. No news on casualties or injured people.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.