by Hans | August 13th, 2012
As weather conditions remained stable, firefighting experts onboard of MSC Flaminia continued to extinguish individual containers until yesterday evening. Currently, weather conditions worsened, forcing the suspension of the operations until the weather improves again.
During the past days the salvage team was able to stabilize the vessel by pumping water from the cargo holds into the ballast water tanks. By now, MSC Flaminia is listing by just 2.5 degrees. With this list, the vessel is stabilized to the extent that the entry into an emergency port is possible.
MSC Flaminia and its accompanying group of tugs are currently holding a waiting position approximately 240 nautical miles off the coast of the UK.
Despite ongoing talks with all involved authorities, a permission to enter a sheltered coastal area or an emergency port has not been granted yet.Source: Reederei NSB