Another box ship crew forced to abandon ship as containers catch fire

Fire hit a Grimaldi ro-ro/container vessel en route from Hamburg to Casablanca on Sunday, causing the crew of 26 and one passenger to abandon ship.
The 1997-built Grande America, which has a container capacity of 1,300 teu, caught fire in the Bay of Biscay, approximately 150 miles south west of Brest late in the evening. At around 2am yesterday, the master took the decision to abandon ship.
Fortunately, the British frigate HMS Argyll, …

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