A container ship burst into flames on 12 July in waters off Japan.
The 1999-built Kamala, a 2,011teu ship, had just set sail from Okpo when it caught fire some 220 miles west of Kuchinoshima in the East China Sea around midnight that day.
The Japan Coast Guard took action after receiving a distress call from Kamala’s duty officer, who said the fire broke out in one of the containers.
Kamala, operated by South Korean intra-Asia shipping company Korea Marine Transport Company (KMTC), plied the Korea-Indonesia route, with Hanjin Shipping purchasing slots on the service.
The ship was carrying 796 containers and 23 crew members.
A notice on Hanjin Shipping’s website shows the vessel was due to have arrived at 14.00 hrs on 12 July before proceeding on to Hong Kong.
The vessel’s normal route is Busan-Hong Kong-Singapore-Jakarta-Surabaya-Busan.
The ship is owned by Singapore-based Seachange Maritime which has chartered it to South Korean intra-Asia shipping company Korea Marine Transport Company (KMTC).
Attempts to contact Seachange Maritime for comment were unsuccessful.
IHS Maritime’s Sea-Web.com shows the ship is currently still in waters off Japan.