Tough week for MSC’s vintage fleet

It’s been a tough week for the safety department at the world’s largest containerline, with three of its 20th century-built fleet ships involved in troubling incidents around the world – one shot at by Houthis, another suffering an engine room blaze, and the other knocked out by engine failure. Starting in Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard has been joined by a team of American firefighters to help douse a blaze that broke out on the 1998-built, 4,688 teu MSC Sao Paolo V late on Sunday night off Les Escoumines in Quebec on the St Lawrence. The severe blaze subsequently spread to the vessel’s accommodation block.

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