Fire on Container Ship MSC RITA

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on board the container ship MSC RITA on June 6, 2023.  At the time, the vessel was in the Persian Gulf in the waters of the UAE.  It is unknown if anyone was injured in the fire.  The vessel is operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on the bulk carrier CAPE TOWN EAGLE on May 30, 2023.  There was a collision between two boats on James River in Virginia on May 30, 2023.  There was a fire on board the offshore pipelaying vessel SKANDI BUZIOS on June 2, 2023.  There was a fire on the cruise ship WILDERNESS DISCOVERER on June 5, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe offshore vessel owners and operators must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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