A passenger vessel undergoing repair in a FF Cruz Wharf, Pier 8 in Mandaue City caught fire earlier this morning.
According to the initial report provided by Lt. Jr. Grade Michael John Encina, spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7), the fire started at galley air blower of the vessel based on the account of the operation officer of Trans Asia.
PCG-7 received the information about the fire at the MV Trans Asia 1 at 3:48a.m. this morning.
PCG Station in Cebu and the Mandaue Quick Response Team immeditately dispatched their personnel and MRRV 4406 (BRP Suluan) to respond to the incident.
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) declared the fire under control at 6:01 a.m.
The Coast Guard Environmental Protection unit and their divers conducted inspection and assessment. They ruled out that there were no risk of oil spill in the area where the vessel is docked.
One of the Trans Asia crew sustained minor injury on his head.
The medical team of PCG-7 provided medical care and attention to apprentice mate Gleen Ligit.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, according to the PCG-7 report.//