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2 luxury yachts bound USA destroyed by fire on German freighter ( Video )

by Mikhail Voytenko

General cargo ship BBC VIRGINIA left Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Nov 26, bound for the USA, with reportedly, 3 luxury yachts, built by Taiwanese Dongge Yachts, on board. While the ship was still in Taiwan Strait, a fire occurred on the cargo deck, destroying 2 yachts. The ship returned to Kaohsiung on Dec 11, after calling Dafeng China, details unclear. As of Dec 12, BBC VIRGINIA is berthed at Kaohsiung, understood in the middle of the mess of claims, disputes, investigations.

General Cargo BBC VIRGINIA is currently located at CHINA – South China at position 22° 36′ 34.0″ N, 120° 17′ 13.2″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-12-12 15:12 UTC (5 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from the North direction at force 2 Beaufort.

The vessel is currently at port KAOHSIUNG, TW after a voyage of 2 days, 20 hours originating from port DAFENG, CN.

BBC VIRGINIA (IMO: 9501277) is a General Cargo that was built in 2010 (11 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Antigua Barbuda.
Its carrying capacity is 12657 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 8.1 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 138.47 meters and her width is 21.34 meters.

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