MANILA, Philippines — At least six persons were injured after a cargo ship caught fire near the Delpan Bridge in Tondo, Manila Saturday.
According to a report from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), among those hurt were four crew members of the small cargo vessel MV Titan 8 that caught fire and two crew members of the nearby MV Princess Christine.
The fire reached the third alarm around 9:00 a.m, said the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
UPDATE: As of 9:00 am Fire Incident at Delpan Bridge. Now at 3rd Alarm. Manila DRRMO Director Arnel Angeles and personnel on scene.#AlertoManileño #SagipManila☝
Posted by Manila DRRM Office on Friday, June 11, 2021
FIRE ALERT: Ship fire at Delpan, Tondo Manila reached third alarm.
Photo: BFP Manila#BFPNCRFireAlerts pic.twitter.com/yRAeRNUVBL
— Bureau of Fire Protection NCR (@BFP_NCR) June 12, 2021
The PCG said it has deployed its oil spill boom to control any possible oil spill incident.
Investigators have yet to trace the cause of the fire. The fire is still ongoing, as of this writing.
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