Ultra-large container ship MSC LONDON fire UPDATE
Oct 7 Update: According to information provided to Maritime Bulletin by contributor, fire erupted in two containers, and was extinguished by crew. As of 1745 UTC Oct 6, MSC LONDON was in process of berthing at Maasvlakte Rotterdam. Extent of fire and damages unknown.
Oct 6: Ultra large container ship MSC LONDON reportedly suffered fire on Oct 3, while en route from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam. No other information available. If fire occurred on Oct 3, it was during Atlantic run at a leg off Portugal and Spain coasts. According to available AIS track, vessel didn’t stop or slow down. As of 0800 UTC Oct 6, MSC LONDON was anchored at Steenbank Anchorage, Rotterdam. Fire could happen anywhere, including containers. Hopefully, more information will come up later.