Posted on May 22, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged ro-ro ship anchored at Korean Incheon Port yesterday morning. 

The 52,422-ton ship was carrying over 2000 cars bound for Libya when the fire started. 

Initial investigations suggest the fire started in the overheated engine of one of the cars on board.

After several hours the firefighters were still struggling to put the fire out.

Officials have said that none of the 28 crew members were injured in the blaze.

The ship which arrived in South Korea from the United States, has not been identified.

However local sources claim that the ship is likely to be the Auto Banner, built in 1988.

The 6,000 CEU vessel, owned by Korean KOMARF, arrived at the Port of Incheon on May 19 from the US Port of Portland. The Panama-flagged ship is still moored at the port, according to the ship’s AIS data.

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