Containers on fire aboard the INTERASIA CATALYST

Containership INTERASIA CATALYST, sailing in Andaman sea, en route from Port Klang to Cochin, had reported fire on at least 11 of its containers. The fire, reportedly, broke out early in the morning of April 5 after which the ship turned back and reached Port Klang on the morning of April 7. It was anchored at Port Klang and stayed there till the evening of April 10.

As of today, April 11, firefighting on board the containership was still going on, with 47 firefighters deployed. Firefighters had managed to extinguish the fire in 5 containers, but the fire further spread to 6 neighbouring containers which are presumably said to be loaded with industrial goods.

INTERASIA CATALYST is a 2009-built Panamax boxship with a capacity of 4,200 TEU.