Cruise ship fire, Yokohama

Fire erupted on upper deck of NYK cruise ship ASUKA II, stuck at Yokohama since early May because of pandemic hoax. The ship is berthed at Osanbashi, fire started at around 1330 Tokyo time Jun 16, with smoke billowing above upper deck in fore section. Firefighters and firefighting boats were deployed, the fire was probably, still on, as of 1530 Tokyo time, judging from aux boats being still at her side.
Cruise ship ASUKA II, IMO 8806204, GT 50142, built 1989, flag Japan, operator NYK Cruises, capacity 960 passengers, crew 545.



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