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Update: Fires at Sea – MSC Flaminia Finally Allowed To Come Home & Chamarel Salvage Underway

Updates to two sets of recent posts:  After considerable delay the container ship  MSC Flaminia is being allowed into a port of refuge.  Authorities have granted permission for the German flagged ship to be towed into German waters. Following a safety inspection … Continue reading

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Update: MSC Flaminia Seeking Port of Refuge

In the middle of July, we posted about a fire and explosion on the  6,750 TEU container ship MSC Flaminia in the mid-Atlantic, resulting in the death of one of the crew and one crew member missing and presumed dead.  The surviving crew abandoned the ship. … Continue reading

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Update: MSC Flaminia Under Tow with Fire Under Control Approaches UK Coast

The fire on the containership MSC Flaminia, abandoned in the mid-Atlantic after a fire and explosion on July 15th, is reported now to be under control. The ship is under by the Smit salvage tug Fairmount Expedition at five knots and is roughly … Continue reading

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Extinguishing the Fire on MSC Flaminia, Drifting in the North Atlantic, May Take Weeks

The Smit 16,320-hp ocean going tug Fairmount Expedition has reportedly been successful in controlling the spread of the fire on the MSC Flaminia, the  6,732 TEU container ship which was abandoned in middle of the North Atlantic last Sunday after suffering a … Continue reading

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Update: New Explosions on Container Ship MSC Flaminia Burning in the North Atlantic, Smit Tug Fairmont Expedition Arrives

On Sunday we posted about an explosion and fire aboard the container ship MSC Flaminia in the North Atlantic about a thousand miles west of Cornwall.  The first officer died from burns received in the fire and one crew member is missing. … Continue reading

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