Container ship fire in containers, interrupted voyage, Italy

Container ship CERUS reported fire in cargo hold 3 early in the morning Jul 2, sailing off Bari, Italy, Adriatic sea, while en route from Koper Slovenia to Misurata Libya. Italian CG coordinated firefighting and further actions. Fire was subdued or extinguished, the ship interrupted voyage and called Brindisi, Italy, in the afternoon Jul 2, where she remained as of morning Jul 3. Some deck containers are understood to be offloaded, some 52 more due to be offloaded on Jul 5, in order to get access to hold 3. No reports yet on number of damaged and destroyed by fire containers. No injures reported.

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