[Watch] Fire Aboard Containership

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  • Fire erupted on board of container ship X-PRESS GODAVARI, anchored off Kolkata, eastern India, Bay of Bengal.
  • The ship is loaded with 506 containers and the fire erupted in container or containers.
  • Fire is doused as per the latest update and is approaching Kolkata.

Maritime Bulletin reports of fire onboard container ship in the Bay of Bengal.

Fire onboard containership

Fire erupted on board of container ship X-PRESS GODAVARI, anchored off Kolkata, eastern India, Bay of Bengal, in the morning September 28, on arrival from Port Klang, Malaysia.

Indian Coast Guard ships and planes responded to the emergency. Firefighting is still under way, as of 0900 UTV September 28. AIS is missing during last 16 hours.

The ship is loaded with 506 containers and the fire erupted in container or containers.

Update on September 29

  • The ship is under way, seemingly under own power, approaching Kolkata.
  • Fire is reported to be doused.

Vessel Information

Container ship X-PRESS GODAVARI, IMO 9353735, dwt 10662, capacity 917 TEU, built 2008, flag Malta, manager X-PRESS FEEDERS, Singapore (EQUASIS).

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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