Seafarers from the burning car carrier Sincerity Ace were rescued in “horrific” conditions according the Master of the Green Lake one of four vessels that came their aid after an alert from the US Coast Guard.

The year has not started off well or the shipping industry and the cause of marine safety. The fatal fire aboard the vehicle carrier Sincerity Ace cost the lives of five seafarers and will have destroyed 3,600 cars and most probably the vessel herself.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) through the General Directorate of Merchant Marine's Department of Maritime Accident Investigation has assigned an investigator to carry out asafety investigation into the fire suffered by the Panama-flagged car carrier Sincerity Ace.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released pictures and video of the rescue operations undertaken for the car carrier Sincerity Ace which suffered a serious fire in the Pacific on 31 December 2018.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended the search for the remaining missing crew member from the stricken car carrier Sincerity Ace, while the bodies of four others have been located but are unresponsive.

The search continue for two seafarers missing following a serious fire on board the car carrier Sincerity Ace while three others are feared dead.