'MSC Flaminia' Fire Under Control
Salvage experts on site report the fire is now under control & tow continues towards the UK coast
The tugboat ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN is constantly monitoring temperatures onboard the vessel via a laser thermometer and is ready to resume cooling if necessary.
Due to thick fog the salvage team is currently unable to board MSC FLAMINIA. As soon as visibility improves, a salvage team will go onboard to check each container individually and extinguish any discovered fires.
Only after this procedure will permission to make a port call be obtained. It is currently unsure which port the vessel will call at first.
MSC FLAMINIA is still towed by FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION, with ANGLIAN SOVEREIGN und CARLO MAGNO on standby. The group sails at a speed of 5kn towards Europe and on 25, July 2012 was situated 320 nautical miles off the coast of the UK.
The vessel still lists by approximately 10 degrees due to damaged cargo and extinguishing water.