MSC container ship fire, Italy

Fire erupted in crew cabin, two floors below bridge, of container ship MSC SAMANTHA, berthed at Gioia Tauro, Italy. Authorities and Fire Agency were alerted at around 1100 LT Apr 27, fire teams arrived on board and extinguished fire. Cabin burned out, corridor in living quarters floor was heavily damaged. Fire believed to be sparked off by electric appliance misuse. One crew was slightly injured and taken to hospital.
Container ship MSC SAMANTHA, IMO 9110377, dwt 68917, capacity 5551 TEU, built 1996, flag Panama, manager MSC.



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