MOL Comfort fire update
July 7 02:00 UTC: Indian media gave more details on MOL Comfort fire, including photo, provided by Indian Coast Guard ICG. Fire was spotted by ICG patrol plane at around 11:00 July 6 during a routine patrol flight, fore section was at the time some 310 nautical miles off Mumbai. ICG dispatched its ship Samudra Prahari to monitor situation and render assistance. Photo of the fire published by Indian media provided by ICG.
The scope of the fire most probably, depends on the cargo in containers stacked in the vicinity of container or containers on fire. If there are many inflammable or explosive cargoes nearby, then the fire may develop into major one. Initial fire could be ignited either by chemical reaction when some inflammable goods mixed with sea water, or by sparkling some leaking inflammable substances.
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