One Deceased in Felixstowe Boxship Explosion

Illustration; Image Courtesy: Port of Felixstowe

One person died while another was injured in an explosion which occurred aboard a container vessel in the late evening hours on January 19 in Felixstowe, according to the UK Coastguard.

The vessel in question is reportedly the 147,420 dwt Manhattan Bridge which suffered the explosion due to a steam build up in the boiler room.

The incident happened while the 2015-built containership was approaching the berth at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal, Port of Felixstowe spokesperson said.

According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the Japanese-flagged boxship, which was scheduled to depart for Hamburg, Germany, is currently stopped at the terminal.

“Working under the work related death protocol, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Suffolk Police are working together on this investigation,” the UK Coastguard said.

World Maritime News Staff

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