A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan
A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan

Cargo boat fire put out in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour after burning for 15 hours and sending fumes across city

  • Blaze on vessel carrying 3,000 tonnes of metallic waste finally extinguished on Thursday, after bursting into flames near Stonecutters Island the previous day
  • More than 180 firefighters tackled the inferno; 15-strong crew uninjured but they have been sent into Covid-19 quarantine

Topic |   Hong Kong air pollution
A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan
A rescue boat uses water cannon to douse the last of the flames on the stricken vessel. Photo: Martin Chan
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