March 3, 2012 Leave a Comment
The 48 meter long fishing vessel Jung Woo 3 caught fire while berthed at Montevideo, Uruguay. The fire started in the engine room and quickly engulfed the entire ship. The crew was not able to extinguish the blaze and were forced to abandon ship. Two crew of the 41 on board died in the fire with another 10 injured crew were taken to hospital. Several crew suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Authorities towed the vessel out of the port to avoid the fire spreading to other ships.