2021-04-20

A passenger and cargo ro-ro ship flared up after returning to Weihai Port with smoke from the truck in the cabin

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, Weihai, April 20 (Yang Bing and Wang Jiaoni) On April 20, the passenger and cargo ship “Zhonghua Fuqiang” berthed in Weihai Port of Shandong port exploded and smoke billowed at the scene, as of press time. At that time, the fire was still not extinguished.

The reporter learned from the Propaganda Department of the Weihai Municipal Party Committee that at 22:07 on April 19, the “China Fortune” passenger and cargo ship sailing from Weihai to Dalian found smoke from a truck in the cabin. Phenomenon, immediately returned to Weihai Port. Relevant departments of Weihai City initiated an emergency response to evacuate passengers and crew on board. At about 11:40 on April 20, a deflagration occurred during the rescue. The official report stated that there were no casualties at the scene.

On the afternoon of the 20th, the reporter rushed to the port where the incident occurred. From a distance, the burning ship still emits black smoke. There are more than ten fire trucks parked at the scene, and many related ships are moving towards the burning ship. Spray water.

A passenger and cargo ro-ro ship flared up after returning to Weihai Port with smoke from the truck in the cabin

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p >The burning ship kept emitting black smoke. Photo by Wang Jiaoni

According to an eyewitness, he heard an explosive sound at home during the incident and felt obvious vibrations. Then he found heavy smoke from a large ship in the port.

It is understood that the “Zhonghua Fuqiang” was built by Weihai Haida Passenger Transport Co., Ltd., a holding company of Bohai Ferry Group Co., Ltd., at a cost of 400 million yuan. It is a luxury ro-ro passenger ship, September 2020 Put into operation of the Weihai-Dalian route.

The reporter also learned in previous interviews that the ship’s vehicle cabin is equipped with a fixed water mist and carbon dioxide double-set fire extinguishing system, and its safety assurance capabilities meet the requirements of relevant international regulations.

Currently, on-site disposal is still going on, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. (End)