Barbours Cut Terminal in Houston

Two seafarers have lost their lives, and another was injured on Monday after a fire aboard a container vessel in the port of Houston, the port reported Monday.

Port Houston officials claimed that two ship crew members lost their lives, and another was injured and transported to a hospital via a medical transport helicopter.

There were no other reports of injuries, as the port authority said.

The fire took place early Monday morning on board the Panama-flagged M/V Stride, a 2,174-teu containership built in 1997, as it was docked at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

The Port Houston Fire Department responded to a report of a fire onboard the ship.

The port reports that the fire has been extinguished and there is no threat to the surrounding community. However, the Port Houston Fire Department will monitor the vessel for at least 24 hours.

The Harris County Fire Marshall and Medical Examiners are on the scene, conducting their investigations. Baytown and LaPorte Fire Departments provided mutual aid.

The circumstances of the fire were not immediately clear as of Monday morning. No firefighters were injured.

The M/V Stride is managed by Greek containership owner Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC).