Russian car carrier in full load on fire, abandoned, Japan sea Jun 27 UPDATE

Jun 27 UPDATE: Fire is reportedly under control, Japan CG ships are deployed in firefighting. Ship’s AIS is off, she’s most probably, drifting in western direction. She’s loaded with 570 second-hand cars.

Russian (ex-HONDA) car carrier ANGARA caught fir in the afternoon Jun 25 in Japan sea (though probably earlier) some 55 nm north of Toyama, Honshu, Japan. The ship loaded with second-hand cars left Fushiki in the afternoon Jun 24, bound for Vladivostok, with ETA Jun 26. All 25 Russian crew abandoned burning ship according to Japanese sources, no injures or casualties reported. Fire erupted on cargo deck in one of cars is believed to be the cause of the fire. AIS signal missing since 0400 Tokyo time Jun 26.
ANGARA was deployed in transporting second-hand cars from Japan to Russian Far East Ports, with cargo capacity of up to 600 cars.

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