Fire erupted on board of general cargo ship MORETA VENTURE at around 0500 LT (UTC +8) Jul 20, off Marikaban Island, Batangas, south of Manila. The ship reduced speed and headed for Marikaban, she is anchored or is drifting off Matikaban coast, southwest Markiban, since around 2330 UTC. As of 0330 UTC Jul 20, the ship remained in the same position with working AIS, CG boat at her side. Crew safe. Reportedly, she s waiting for a tug to be towed to nearest port, so probably, fire (said to be under control or extinguished) was or is in engine room.
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