Ferry SAN GUILLERMO caught fire at around 1540 UTC Mar 26 while approaching port of destination Pichilingue, Gulf of California, Mexico. Fire started in one of the trailers and spread around in cargo deck. Tugs were deployed to fight fire, 24 passengers, understood drivers, were evacuated, no injures reported. Fire is said to be extinguished, firefighters waiting for cargo deck to cool down. As of 0500 UTC Mar 27, AIS was off for already 10 hours, ferry understood to remain offshore. SAN GUILLERMO is connecting ports of Pichilingue and Topolobampo, Gulf of California.
Ro-ro cargo ship SAN GUILLERMO, IMO 7636080, GT 5369, built 1977, flag Mexico, operator TRANSPORTACION MARITIMA SA.