Ship abandoned after fire
On Dec 28, 2015, short after midnight the "Puto Island" issued suffered a fire on board. The vessel was 30 miles southeast of Seogwipo in the East China sea. At 5 a.m. the crew requested to be evacuated. Nine crew members were rescued by a Coast Guard ship. Coast Guard craft were fighting fire in the cargo hold area. While the external fire could be extinguished, the fire in holds was still on. The vessel was en route from Hakata to Ningbo with a cargo of scrap, mostly used appliances.