Report emerged on fire in containers on board of container ship ZIM CHARLESTON, off Colombo. Fire erupted on Aug 7 or 8, when the ship was approaching Colombo or was already anchored, on arrival from Singapore. On Aug 8 ZIM CHARLESTON left Colombo waters and sailed in western direction, turned back and returned during Aug 8-9. was berthed on Aug 11. As of Aug 16, remained berthed. Some 300 containers are probably, damaged.
Container ship ZIM CHARLESTON, IMO 9461506, dwt 102518, capacity 8586 TEU, built 2011, flag HK.