A containership ravaged by fire in the Atlantic Ocean in July has finally found a home.
The 6,732-TEU MSC Flaminia
, hit by an explosion while en route from Charleston to Bremerhaven, is being towed toward British territorial waters before eventually heading to Wilhelmshaven in northern Germany.
The vessel, operated by Mediterrean Shipping Co., will undergo a safety inspection by dangerous goods specialists, chemists and salvage experts, the German ship owner Reederei NSB said in a statement.
“Together with experts from the U.K., France and the Netherlands the condition of the vessel and its cargo will be reviewed to ensure a safe passage through the English Channel,” Reederei said. “In consultation with the German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies, MSC Flaminia
will be towed to deep water anchorage in the German Bight, approximately 12 nautical miles west of Heligoland. After completion of all planned tasks there, the vessel will then be towed to the port of Wilhelmshaven.”
General average has been declared for all cargo on the ship. - Eric Johnson