Cargo ship SHENG HONG 6 reported fire in superstructure to MRCC Hainan at around 1100 Beijin time Nov 20, beaing anchored in Qiongzhou Strait off Haikou. SAR ship NAN HAI JIU 113 (IMO 9548055) was sent to assist, by the time she arrived 5 crew out of total 13 already abandoned the ship and were picked up by local fishermen. Superstructure was covered in thick smoke, remaining 8 crew also left SHENG HONG 6 and went over to SAR ship. After several hours of firefighting, fire was extinguished. The ship remained anchored.
Cargo ship SHENG HONG 6, MMSI 413455000, dwt 5350, flag China.
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