MSC Flaminia abandonado
Tras una explosión en una bodega, la tripulacion, (alemanes, polacos y filipinos) ha abandonado el barco en medio del Atlántico. El MRCC Falmouth tras recibir el Mayday ha desviado a varios buenos samaritanos a la zona. (Nota prensa).
1 tripulante está desaparecido, 24 han sido rescatados (4 heridos). El barco sigue en llamas a unas 1000 millas de la tierra más próxima entre UK y Canada. MSC Flaminia IMO 9225615, 85823 dwt , 6750 TEU, construido en 2001, bandera alemana.
One man dies and three injured in mid-Atlantic ship fire
Falmouth coastguards are co-ordinating the rescue of a crew from a German container ship after an explosion in one of its holds in the North Atlantic.
The three injured crew were taken to the Azores for treatment and the remaining crew will be brought to Falmouth on another ship.
The MSC Flaminia was 1,000 miles west of Cornwall when the blast occured.
It was mid-way between North America and the British Isles, sailing from Charleston in the US to Belgium.
Crew on the ship included German, Polish and Filipino nationals.
The oil tanker DS Crown was the first on the scene and recovered 24 people from a lifeboat and a liferaft.
The injured crew members were transferred to the vessel MSC Stella.
Fuente: BBC NEWS