June 5 - American Roll-On Roll-Off Carriers' (ARC) pure car and truck carrier, Courage, remains at the UK's Port of Southampton following a fire that broke out on board on Tuesday June 2, 2015.

A spokesperson for the line said the blaze was brought under control using the ship's CO2 system. The vessel spent Wednesday anchored off the Isle of Wight, before continuing to Southampton.

Courage was carrying a combination of breakbulk cargoes, cars and military equipment.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman told the BBC: "The ship was monitored last night with no obvious signs of fire and the compartment remaining cool. This situation remains the same with no immediate danger or threat of fire. The next steps are to asses the damage, confirm there are no remaining pockets of fire and start the ventilation process to make the vessel safe for other agencies and crews."

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a prohibition notice, stopping the ship from being moved until it has been deemed safe. 

The ARC spokesperson said today: "We are venting the holds in anticipation of opening them for inspection." ARC has not yet determined how much damage has been caused to the cargo or the ship itself.