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Burning German container ship 'floating bomb'

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The stricken MSC Flaminia, described as a “floating bomb”, has been burning for seven weeks in the Atlantic Ocean after an explosion left a crewman dead and caused extensive damage to the vessel.

It was due to be towed to Germany after limping around international waters since early July but its crew are now awaiting a final coastal inspection and permission from High Shaw, the government’s salvage representative, to continue.

But last night it emerged that a Russian master mariner had published a list of dangerous chemicals online, which he claimed was aboard the 86,000 tonne vessel, currently about 30 miles south of Land's End.

Amid fears of a major leak, Mikhail Voytenko, the former editor-in-chief of the online Sovfrakht Marine Bulletin, claimed the cargo in 149 containers was classed as hazardous, corrosive or flammable.

http://www.telegraph...ating-bomb.html

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The stricken MSC Flaminia, described as a “floating bomb”, has been burning for seven weeks in the Atlantic Ocean after an explosion left a crewman dead and caused extensive damage to the vessel.

It was due to be towed to Germany after limping around international waters since early July but its crew are now awaiting a final coastal inspection and permission from High Shaw, the government’s salvage representative, to continue.

But last night it emerged that a Russian master mariner had published a list of dangerous chemicals online, which he claimed was aboard the 86,000 tonne vessel, currently about 30 miles south of Land's End.

Amid fears of a major leak, Mikhail Voytenko, the former editor-in-chief of the online Sovfrakht Marine Bulletin, claimed the cargo in 149 containers was classed as hazardous, corrosive or flammable.

http://www.telegraph...ating-bomb.html

It would be like a mini nuclear weapon going off.

Edited by Mr Right Wing

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Holy crap

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Sounds like towing that in would be a bad idea and very risky.

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