Container ship SSL KOLKATA reported fire on board at 0005 LT Jun 14 in Bay of Bengal off Kolkata, being en route from Krishnapatnam to Kolkata with 22 Indian crew and 464 containers on board. Fire erupted in container or containers, and spread around, engulfing some 70 percent of ship’s cargo deck. Coast Guard ship and plane were sent to rescue crew, latest updates said all 22 crew were rescued. Updates expected. Container ship SSL KOLKATA, IMO 9346574, dwt 13784, capacity 1100 TEU, built 2007, flag India, manager TW SHIP MANAGEMENT PVT LTD.
My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.