Burning SSL KOLKATA drifted aground, Jun 19 Update

Jun 19 Update: offshore supply tug is to be deployed to fight fire on SSL KOLKATA, which is still on. No flames spotted, but there’s smoke still billowing from the ship, helicopter to be called in on Jun 19, to pour more water on cargo deck. Adding to fire woes, the ship reportedly, drifted aground in vicinity 21 25N 088 45E, some 8 nm off Sundarban National Park coast.
Previous news: http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/06/14/container-ship-ssl-kolkata-fire-bay-of-bengal/



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