Fire broke out on board of the ship TRANS ASIA 1 in Lapu Lapu City waters, Cebu, Philippines, at around 0142 LT Jul 16. The ship was inoperable or decommissioned, with 8 maintenance crew and 1 guard on board. The ship was soon engulfed in flames, all people on board were evacuated, 2 of them treated for smoke inhaling. Fire was extinguished in some 4 hours, officials said.
Understood burning ship is hapless ferry TRANS-ASIA 1, put out of service in 2019 after fire, later that same year she has been beached by typhoon, and according to databases, is already decommissioned.
According to Trans Asia Shipping Lines official Statement, issued on Jul 16 soon after accident, ferry was under repairs, to be put in service again.
2019 fire news
Ferry fire, Cebu City July 10, 2019
Fire erupted in the galley of ferry TRANS-ASIA 1, berthed at Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, early in the morning Jul 10. Fire was extinguished in 3 hours, 1 crew sustained slight injures. Fire was caused by faulty electric wire, in air vent.
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