Seafarers Loses Life In MSC Messina Fire, Embassies Ordered To Verify Information

Vessel MSC MESSINA suffered a fire in the engine room near Sri Lankan waters on June 25th. It was carrying onboard seafarers from Odesa.

Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, has instructed Ukrainian embassies in Singapore and India to verify information regarding the fire. Some reports say that there were Ukrainian sailors on board too.

Container ship #MSCMessina with 28 crew about 425nm from PortBlair reported fire in engine room AM 25 Jun & one crew missing. Vessel enroute from Colombo to Singapore
Image Credits: @IndiaCoastGuard – Twitter

Oleh Nikolenko, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, has also shared the same information on his Twitter handle. Per reports, a 20-year-old sailor had burned down within the engine room. This was the young sailor’s second voyage.

The remaining crew members are still on the disabled vessel. The incident took place on June 25. It is from that date the crew has been non-communicable.


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