Fire breaks out on abandoned cargo ship off Discovery Bay’s Capeland Drive

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29th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) A cargo ship in Discovery Bay was engulfed in flames, prompting a swift response from law enforcement and firefighting teams. At 2.03am today (29th), authorities received a report of a fire on an abandoned vessel anchored off the coast of Capeland Drive. Multiple firefighting vessels were dispatched to the scene, along with the deployment of hoses and a team equipped with smoke helmets. As of around 5am, the fire has been brought under control.

According to sources, the vessel that caught fire had passed through Discovery Bay on Lantau Island in September of last year. It is suspected that the ship may have run aground due to high winds and rough seas, subsequently being abandoned at its current location.