MSC Flaminia: Photo Shows the Damage After the Blast

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SMIT’s firefighting tug vessel Fairmount Expedition reached burning container vessel MSC Flaminia at about 11:00 a.m on Tuesday and instantly commenced fire fighting actions on the still burning container vessel.
The size of the damages to the burning MSC Flaminia ship and its cargo still can't be put down, however, photos taken by the crew members of the M/V Hanjin Ottawa show that neither the superstructure, engine place, stern section or forecastle of the vessel have been directly injured by the explosion or fire.
The operator of the burning container ship MSC Flaminia sailing under German flag, NSB Niederelbe, states that fire fighting actions are going to continue and the salvage captain is expected to give a primary evaluation of the situation shortly.
Meantime the 2nd engineer of the container vessel Hanjin Ottawa, that is the siste vessel of MSC Flaminia which has been on scene since early Tuesday, was transferred to the Fairmount Expedition tug vessel and is going to help the salvage squad with technical expertise and is expected to reset the fire fighting systems on board the burning ship. Once safe, the search is going to resume for the still missing crewmember and the MSC Flaminia is going eventually to be towed to Europe.