Scale of onboard fire revealed as damaged Antarctic ship MPV Everest tries to avoid rough weather

Scale of onboard fire revealed as damaged Antarctic ship MPV Everest tries to avoid rough weather

The Guardian

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Captain heads for Fremantle at reduced speed after blaze engulfs supply ship’s port engine room and destroys two inflatable boats onboard

Dramatic images have revealed the scale of a fire that erupted on the Antarctic supply ship MPV Everest on Monday while the ship was days away from returning to Australia.

No one was injured but the captain changed course for the closest Australian port at Fremantle, Western Australia, after the fire engulfed the port engine room and destroyed two inflatable rubber boats stored on the deck.

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