The 222 meter long, 37,882 dwt container ship Cape Moreton caught fire while berthed at Manila, Philippines. The fire started in a group of containers containing sodium hydroxide. Local firefighters were dispatched to help contain the blaze. Assisted by Coast Guard vessels, the local firefighters were finally able to extinguish the fire after 9 hours. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
- Gallery: Fire Breaks Out on Board Containership in Manila (worldmaritimenews.com)