Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Reports
The tug boat reported that a fire broke out from the rear end of the fore part around 0030UTC (0930 JST) on July 6. Upon our immediate request to the salvage company to start fire fighting, the tug boat and two rescue boats have been responding to the fire. The fire is not under control due to adverse weather yet. The salvage company has requested fire fighting assistance of Indian Coast Guard, and their patrol boat “Samudra Prahari”, which is equipped with powerful external fire fighting system, is now proceeding to the scene.