MSC container ship disabled by explosion and fire, 3 crew injured, Med

Container ship MSC RACHELE suffered explosion in engine room, followed by fire, at around 0700 UTC Jun 21 in Mediterranean, some 60 nm SE of Fos, France, while en route from Napoli to Fos. 3 crew were injured and medevaced by helicopter, all 3 transported to hospital, 2 of them in serious condition. The ship was disabled and had to be taken on tow, she was towed to Fos anchorage, anchored at around 0230 UTC Jun 22.

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