MaritimeNews ® 06-Feb-2018 12:20

Canadian Armed Forces have released a video of the rescue operation of the crew members from MOL Prestige containership who had been injured in an engine fire that broke out onboard on February 1.
On Thursday, 442 Squadron Comox was dispatched to the scene to airlift two injured sailors, who have reportedly been in the engine room when the fire started.
A third crewman was medevaced on the following day.
Teamwork at its best: @RCAF_ARC aircraft from Comox rescued three injured people from a ship off the coast of BC, while @CCG_GCC , @Transport_GC and civilian ships in the area assisted the ship in distress #ThatOthersMayLive #SAR
— CAF Operations (@CFOperations) February 5, 2018
The 2006-built ship is manned by 23 crew members, out of which five are believed to have sustained injuries, two of them minor burns.
The engine room fire has been extinguished since, and the extent of damage caused by the incident is still being assessed.
The fire has left the vessel adrift some 207 nautical miles south-west of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.
The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier has been dispatched to the scene to assist the stricken containership.
MOL Prestige departed the Port of Vancouver on January 29, 2018 destined for the Port of Tokyo.
Video Courtesy: CAF Operations
Heads necessary to send messages to enable JavaScript

Similar topics

Update: MOL Prestige Fire Put Out, Extent of Damage Unknown
Update 2: Stricken MOL Boxship Taken Under Tow
MOL Boxship Drifting off BC after Engine Fire. Two Crew Injured
Photos: USCG Starts Investigation into MOL Prestige Fire
Report: Tanker’s Crew Member Dies of Major Burns
Two Crew Killed in LPG Tanker Blast
Asphalt Carrier Suffers Engine Room Fire off New York
RCC Passion Hit by Engine Fire, No Injuries Reported
Gallery: Turkish-Flagged Ship Sinks, One Dead
Fire Engulfs Cargo Ship off Japan
  • Reply

The time now is: Today 04:44

All times are GMT + 3 Hours