All 18 crew safe after fire on Japanese-owned tanker off Singapore

All 18 crew of Panama-flagged tanker Hoyu are all safe after a fire broke on the vessel in Singapore waters today.

The 8,925 dwt chemical/products tanker, owned by Hosho Shipping, was around 9.7nm from Pedra Branca at 13-10hrs local time when a fire broke out on the vessel, according to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.

“The Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Republic of Singapore Navy have deployed vessels to render assistance to the Hoyu crew. All 18 crew members have been safely evacuated, and the fire has been put out,” the MPA said.

The were no reports of injury to the crew or pollution from the vessel.

The MPA said the accident was being investigated.

Posted 7 November 2019

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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