Container Ship Casualty 'MSC Flaminia' Towed Further off Coast

Press Release
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Bad weather, a still smouldering hold, cause the tow to pull back out of the 200-mile zone.

The team of firefighting experts is unable to go onboard MSC FLAMINIA due to bad weather conditions, and In the coming days a further deterioration of the weather is predicted.

Therefore, MSC FLAMINIA and the group of tugboats have pulled out of the 200 mile zone and maintain a position approximately 200 miles off the British coast.


According to the salvage team on site the fire in cargo holds 4, 5 and 6 has been extinguished. However, smoke is visible above cargo hold 7 and the temperatures in this area are rising.

The stricken container ship is still listing by 10 degrees.



A decision to enter a sheltered coastal area has not yet been made but is expected in soon.

 

 

 

 

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