Passenger ship catches fire after docking

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Ormoc City, Leyte: A passenger ship owned by the Roble Shipping Lines caught fire minutes after docking at the Ormoc Port on Saturday morning.

Ormoc Coast Guard Station Cmdr. Giovanni Bergantin said M/V Wonderful Stars, which was carrying 544 passengers, arrived in Ormoc at 3:45 on Saturday.

The ship also had about 18 vehicles in its cargo hold.

No one was injured in the incident.

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Fire trucks from Baybay City, the towns of Kananga and Albuera were deployed to assist the Ormoc firefighters.

The blaze nearly burned two fire trucks. Two firemen had to jump into the sea to save themselves. Coast Guard personnel on seaborne patrol brought them back to land.

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