Damaged MSC boxship reaches Singapore

Image: Indian Navy.
Image: Indian Navy.

Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) confirms death of one crew member after MSC Messina suffers engine fire at sea.


The Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) containership that suffered an engine room fire off the coast of Sri Lanka on 25th June has arrived in Singapore.

The 4,743-teu boxship was en route from Sri Lanka to Singapore when the fire broke out. At the time of the accident it was reported that one crew member was missing.

MPA has now confirmed the death of one crew member and said it was facilitating the repatriation of the body of a deceased crew member, but gave no further details. It also said six of the crew were in isolation.

“Six members of the MSC Messina crew are currently serving their 14-day stay-home notice [SHN] at an SHN dedicated facility,” the MPA said.

“They will return to the ship upon completion of the SHN and negative polymerase chain reaction [PCR] tests, and thereafter be placed under rostered routing [sic] testing.”

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