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Container ship ablaze and abandoned off Haldia

After an explosion in one of the 464 containers aboard the 'SSL Kolkata' on June 13, 2018, around midnight, the cargo caught fire near the Sandheads – an anchorage for the Kolkata and Haldia - in the Bay of Bengal in the morning of June 14, 2018

Container ship ablaze and abandoned off Haldia
15 June 2018 - 11:21
After an explosion in one of the 464 containers aboard the 'SSL Kolkata' on June 13, 2018, around midnight, the cargo caught fire near the Sandheads – an anchorage for the Kolkata and Haldia - in the Bay of Bengal in the morning of June 14, 2018. The crew made immediate efforts to control the situation, but due to high winds, the fire quickly spread to nearly 60 containers. As the ship started losing stability, the captain decided to manoevre the vessel to a shallower part of the Sandheads. Its location was about 55 nautical miles off the Sandheads when Coast Guard Dorniers and the ICGS Rajkiran made contact around 8.30 a.m. All 22 crew members were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard which deployed a patrol boat and one of its Dornier aircraft from its base at Haldia Port. The SAR operation took place amid rough seas and inclement weather. After the successful rescue the Coast Guard vessel 'Rajkiran' headed towards Haldia. Other Coast Guard ships with external firefighting systems are already on their way from Visakhapatnam to try and douse the major fire. Since the vessel was adrift in shallow area off sandheads, the grounding and consequent oil spill from its fuel (211 MT) could not be ruled out. The ships from Visakhapatnam and Chennai were embarking pollution equipment for controlling possible oil spill threat. At the Coast Guard’s Regional Headquarters (North East) in Kolkata, IG and commander K.S. Sheoran was monitoring the rescue operations and co-ordinating with the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), Haldia Dock Complex, Dhamra Port and owner/agent of the vessel for firefighting and search and rescue operations. Reports with photos and video: www.dnaindia.com/... https://english.kolkata24x7.com/massive-fire-in-merchant-vessel-ssl-kolkata.html/ https://twitter.com/i/status/1007164884885180416
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