MSC Flaminia Fire Timeline

A few days ago a Filipino seafarer who was onboard the well known MSC Flaminia fire accident died in hospital in Portugal from severe burns that he suffered in a fire. MSC Flaminia is a German container ship that caught fire on 14 July 2012 forcing the crew to abandon ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The ship remained at sea after the fire for over a month and among others at a specific time EU countries were refusing to offer shelter to the vessel most probably due to hazardous materials stored within its containers. Taking the opportunity a full timeline of the MSC Flaminia fire has been compiled mainly from information from the Maritime Bulletin.

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Carbon Dioxide Cylinders Accidental Discharge on Tug – Investigation Report

On 23 August 2011, a shore-based service engineer was seriously injured on board the tug SD Nimble when six cylinders of carbon dioxide were accidentally discharged shortly after the tug had slipped from her berth in Her Majesty’s naval base in Faslane, Scotland.

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