Watch: Panama Flagged Car Carrier Catches Fire

On 21 May, the Hyundai Glovis-operated vessel Auto Banner was anchored at the Incheon Port in South Korea. It left the United States on Saturday and was supposed to leave for Libya on Tuesday. At about 9:40 a.m. The crew saw first spark of fire, which was allegedly caused by the over-heating of one of the vehicles onboard, according to the officials.

car carrier on fire
Image Credits: Yonhap News

The fire started from the vehicle on the 11th floor, which consisted around 200 vehicles.  The entire vessel carried roughly 2,100 vehiclea.

As it can clearly be seen in the videos from Yonhap News, the dark smog from the fire took up the sky, bringing firefighters in boats and helicopters trying in every possible manner to extinguish the burning vessel.

As stated by officials, the entire crew of 28 members were safely evacuated without any reported injuries.

Reference: 연합뉴스 Yonhapnews / 연합뉴스TV / Yonhap News

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