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Hanjin Container Ship Caught Fire off Suez Canal

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From: IHS Maritime 360

An ultra-large container ship owned by Hanjin Shipping caught fire as it was about to transit the Suez Canal on 1 May.

The Suez Canal Authority said that the 13,000-teu Hanjin Green Earth was 48 km to the south of the canal when some containers caught fire.

The flames were extinguished after three hours.

IHS Maritime’s AIS data shows the 2013-built ship was about to pass through the canal as part of an Asia-North Europe voyage and had just arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

A spokesman for Hanjin Shipping told IHS Maritime that no oil spills or casualties resulted from the fire.

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