On 14th March a 17,000 cubic metre capacity ethylene carrier under construction at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering’s Qidong Fengshun Shipyard caught fire. The local fire brigade sent around a dozen appliances to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire out in two hours. According to local media, the ship was in the final stage of construction. Sinopacific offshore had received the order for four 17,000 cubic metre ethylene carriers from Odfjell gas in October 2013. Deliveries were scheduled between October 2015 and May 2016. The 15,487gt/2006 built feeder containership.
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