Vehicle Incident in Other on December 24 2015 12:10 PM (UTC).
The general cargo ship King Success caught fire in Yellow sea during a voyage from Rizhao, China to Masan, Korea. The fire started in one of the cabins in the super structure and later was successfully extinguished by the crew. Unfortunately after just 2 hours the fire erupted again and extended to the whole super structure. The crew of general cargo ship King Success remained on board performing firefighting, but requested assistance from the local authorities. Two salvage vessels were dispatched at the scene of the accident, pouring water over the ship to get control over the flames. Later it was reported that fire is under control, but not yet completely extinguished. The two Chinese salvage ships were replacing each other in extinguishing of the fire. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. According to preliminary information the fire started from technical malfunction of personal electrical appliances in the rooms of the general cargo ship King Success, but further survey will be done after fire is completely extinguished. The authorities are also monitoring the water around the burning ship for any oil leak, but currently there is no information about oil spill. During the fire there were no seriously injured seamen. The general cargo ship King Success (IMO: 8503034) has overall length of 186.00 m, moulded beam of 23.00 m and maximum draft of 7.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 22,800 DWT and the gross tonnage is 17,101 GRT. The ship was built in 1985 by North East Shipbuilders in their shipyard in Sunderland, UK. King Success is owned and managed by Chinese company King Shipmanagement, operating under the flag of Saint Vincent and Grenadines.