This is reported by TASS with reference to the Consulate General of Russia in Niigata.

According to preliminary data, the cause of the fire on the ship was the ignition of one of the transported vehicles.

The ferry was moving from the port of Fushiki to Vladivostok.

No harm done.

All crew members were evacuated, the flames were extinguished.

“The crew, consisting of 25 Russian citizens, was evacuated.

There were no reports of casualties,” the Consulate General said in a statement.

On June 18, in the Tuapse region in the Krasnodar Territory, a ship loaded with fruits and vegetables tipped over, with a crew of 28 on board.