MSC FLAMINIA bound for Germany

By Vessels

An investigation by specialists of the fire-damaged MSC Flaminia was planned for Saturday.
More than 30 days after the fire at the container vessel MSC Flaminia, owners from Reederei NSB informed that there plans for the ship to be towed to the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The container ship MSC Flaminia will be inspected by specialists to prove that the vessel is not dangerous and will be able to pass through the English Channel.
The ship is in good condition. Cargo is in the containers and there is no threat of leaking.
"Dangerous goods are carried on all modern container ships," told Helmut Ponath, CEO of Reederei NSB. "Our ships transport to 11,000 TEU, and it is a normal that dangerous goods, for example chemicals for the German industry, are among them. Everyone should be aware of that."
The main office of the firm is in Buxtehude, Germany. MSC FLAMINIA was bound for Antwerp, Belgium from Charleston with near 2900 shipping containers onboard when the fire started 300 nm of the British coast.