MSC Flaminia continue towards Germany

by Hans | September 1st, 2012

Kiel, Sep 1 — Fully cellular containership MSC Flaminia may continue towards Germany, according to reports. The towing action is expected to take five days. The countries bordering the English Channel finally have given the permission for the trip, which is expected to begin tonight. During the voyage, engineers of the vessel, owners and employees of the salvage company will be on-board. They ensured that the fire-suppression system was in working condition in order to provide a fire watch. The temperature in the cargo hold No.7 had fallen to 60 degrees. Therefore, the rescue teams did not wear any special protective equipment.

The rudder of the vessel was put into operation and the power supply is operating again. Once the vessel has reached the German Bight, water and supplies are to be pumped out. Samples of the extinguishing water are currently being analyzed. Depending on the results, it will be decided whether it will have to be disposed of. Then the vessel w ill be pulled into the JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven to be fully discharged. Further repairs will be effected by NSB Niederelbe shipping mbH & Co. KG.

Source: Lloyd’s MIU Casualty Reporting Service

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