The Dutch coastguard is trying to cool down the car carrier Fremantle Highway and several parties are working on a plan of action to limit the damage.

The fire on board is still going on, whilst there are several ships in the vicinity of the burning ship Fremantle Highway. The race is on to prevent the sinking of the car carrier as it burns from yesterday.

Several parties, including salvage companies, are working on a plan of action. The coastguard helicopter has brought specialists from salvage companies to assess the situation at the scene. The situation is considered stable at the moment but the cause of the fire is still unknown.

Later in the morning, the Dutch Coast Guard plane will fly again to monitor the ship and the situation.

The Guardian and Nordic were trying yesterday to cool the sides of the ship with fire extinguishing systems. The Nordic was later replaced by the Fairplay 30.

The tug Hunter still is connected to the burning vessel Fremantle Highway to keep the ship in place.

According to the coastguard, the fire onboard the Fremantle Highway cannot yet be extinguished and there are no other developments yet.

However the cause of the fire is still unknown and the coast guard will give more information on the incident if there are any updates.

While the coastguard claims the source of the blaze is unknown there is a leak from various media sources that an electric car has been linked to the fire of the car carrier Fremantle Highway.

Around midnight on July 26, the Coast Guard Center received a report that there was a fire on the car carrier Fremantle Highway. There were 23 crew members onboard and, at that time, the ship was sailing 27 kilometers north of Ameland.

The crew attempted to extinguish the fire themselves, but were unsuccessful. The fire continued to spread, prompting an evacuation. The crew members were evacuated by helicopters and lifeboats. According to Dutch Coast Guard, one crew member died and several were injured. The people onboard were taken to Lauwersoog and Eelde airport. There they were taken care of by paramedics.

Boats and helicopters were used to get the 23 crew members off the ship. Several emergency services were still present near the blazing ship, which sails under a Panamanian flag.

All 23 crew members were evacuated from the burning vessel. Part of the crew is brought ashore by a KNRM vessel and part of the crew is brought ashore by helicopter.

Video credit: Images and video of the ship Fremantle Highway were captured by the Coast Guard aircraft