The 241 meter long , 7324 dwt passenger ship Asuka II caught fire while docked in the port of Yokohama, Japan. The fire broke out on one of the top decks used for storage. The crew were unable to contain the blaze and requested assistance. Local firefighters arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the fire a few hours later.
No reports of injuries or pollution released. No passengers were on board the vessel.
The Asuka II has been berthed in Yokohama since April 1 due to the breakout of the coronavirus. The incident is under investigation.