HONOLULU | Car carrier on fire in Pacific, some crew abandon ship

HONOLULU | Car carrier on fire in Pacific, some crew abandon ship

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire on a Panamanian car carrier in the Pacific Ocean and says some crew members abandoned the ship.

The Coast Guard in a statement Monday says crewmembers launched a life raft and four of the 21 mariners aboard left The Sincerity Ace wearing life jackets.

The Coast Guard has not confirmed if they reached the life raft. The remaining 17 crewmembers stayed on board to fight the fire.

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