Splash has been sent an image of the burnt MSC Daniela taken today which clearly shows the damage to many containers onboard.
The 13,800 teu ship caught fire while en route from Singapore to the Suez Canal on April 4 and made for Colombo where local and Indian ships spent more than 12 hours extinguishing the blaze which had spread from one container in the aft section to many neighbouring boxes. Despite being extinguished the containers remained too hot to handle for the next 10 days and the giant 2008-built vessel was only allowed to move from its outer anchorage to dock at Colombo International Container Terminal on Friday.
The photographer of the image above has told Splash that the containers are still smoldering.
MSC has managed to offload the other non-fire hit containers and will get them to Europe on another 2M service.