Two of 15 containers damaged in a blaze on board a Liberia-registered cargo vessel last week burst into flames again on Wednesday when they were offloaded in Hong Kong for inspection. Dense smoke billowed from the charcoal-filled units, as they were unloaded from 66,000-tonne container ship E.R. Kobe at Western Anchorage, onto a barge southeast of Tsing Yi shortly before 3.30pm. The Fire Services Department deployed two fireboats and two diving vessels to the scene. Firefighters later doused the flames and no one was injured. The two containers were among three storing charcoal. The units were badly damaged in a previous blaze on the ship as it sailed outside Hong Kong waters last Thursday. The 277-metre vessel had left the Haiphong port in Vietnam. Oil tanker that caught fire off Lamma Island will need several days to cool down before it can be towed away Other containers with unknown cargo were blackened in that incident. One law enforcement source said crew members doused the flames last Thursday before the ship sailed into Hong Kong on Tuesday for an inspection of the damage. A local agency had been appointed by the vessel owner to conduct checks. The source said the three charcoal containers that were badly damaged would be taken to River Trade Terminal in Tuen Mun, and its agency would decide how to handle them. At about 6pm, a barge carrying the first of the three containers was being towed and escorted to Tuen Mun. Hong Kong’s worst maritime accidents: from Lamma ferry crash on National Day 2012 to fire on former luxury liner Queen Elizabeth The source said the other containers that were blackened in the previous fire would be unloaded onto another vessel and opened for inspection, with firefighters on standby. A spokeswoman for the Marine Department confirmed that a fire broke out from two containers at 3.20pm on Wednesday and was later extinguished. She said there was no report of casualty or oil pollution in the incident, adding that the department would carry out an investigation. On January 8, a crewman was killed, seven were injured and two went missing, after an oil tanker off the coast of Lamma Island caught fire following explosions. By Wednesday, the two Vietnamese crew members were still missing and the charred oil tanker remained at the scene.