Jun 25, 2021

Another ship off SL catches fire!

A fire has erupted in a container ship halfway between Sri Lanka and Malacca Strait, foreign media states.

Container ship MSC MESSINA reportedly suffered fire in the engine room in Indian ocean halfway between Sri Lanka and Malacca Strait, at around 1930 UTC Jun 24, Maritime Bulletin reported.

“Another container ship MSC MESSINA reported a fire in the engine room in the Indian ocean halfway between Sri Lanka and Malacca Strait.

The ship is en route from Sri Lanka to Singapore” Sri Lanka Navy has confirmed.

The Navy adds that the container ship is some 480 nautical miles away from the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse.

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