Fire on Container Ship MSC SHANNON

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Maritime Law

A fire broke out on board the container ship MSC SHANNON on November 7, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was in the Gulf of Finland.  According to reports, the fire broke out in the vessel’s engine room and has disabled the boat.  It is unclear if anyone was injured in the fire or the attempts to extinguish it.  The vessel is operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on the general cargo ship M V MEHMET UNLU on October 20, 2021.  There was an outbreak of COVID-19 on the chemical tanker ship BOW SUMMER.  There was a fire on the container ship ZIM KINGSTON on October 23, 2021.  There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Sinclair in Georgia on October 27, 2021.  There was a boating accident near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on October 28, 2021.  A recreational boat capsized in Wassaw Sound, Georgia on November 1, 2021.

Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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