The 75 meter long, 2338 dwt cargo vessel Haoda 6 caught fire in the East China Sea off Ningbo, China. The Haoda 6 was headed to Taizhou from Yokohama, Japan when a fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room. The compartment filled with smoke forcing the crew out. The vessel sent out a distress signal requesting assistance. A Coast Guard boat along with harbour tug were dispatched to assist. Both vessels aided in evacuating the crew and later extinguished the blaze. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the fire may have started by an electrical short in a generator.