Burning car carrier abandoned in the Pacific ocean, crew seen in water.

Burning car carrier abandoned in the Pacific ocean, crew seen in water.

 (2016 photo courtesy of Sincerity Ace)

The Coast Guard says the Sincerity Ace a ​Panama flagged Mitsui OSK Lines-operated car carrier, which was en route from Japan to Hawaii, was 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu when it caught fire Monday, forcing the 21-person Filipino crew to abandon ship.  16 crew members have been rescued by another car carrier. Several crew member were seen un responsive in the waterUS Navy is assiting in a search for crew member seen in the water and rescue ships have been dispatched.

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