MSC mega container ship reportedly on fire off South Africa coast UPDATE

Sep 10 morning UPDATE: towage under way, caravan sailing through head wind storm, destination Durban with ETA Sep 16, but probably caravan will have to shelter in Port Elizabeth area. Best guess is, MSC KATRINA suffered fire (probably preceded by explosion, as is it the most recurrent accident in such cases).

Container ship MSC KATRINA said to be on fire on Sep 9, SW of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The ship was NUC, adrift since morning Sep 9, later she seemed to be taken on tow by SAR tug SA AMANDLA, caravan moving towards Port Elizabeth. MSC KATRINA is en route from Lome Togo to Durban South Africa. No other information available at the moment, awaiting updates, confirmation of fire alert.

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