Engine trouble off Piraeus
The "MSC London" with a crew of 21 on board suffered an engine failure north of Psytalia while leaving the Iconium Pier in Piraeus on July 30, 2019, at 2.30 p.m. The ship was taken in tow by the tugs 'Christos XLIII', 'Karapiperis 18', 'Alexander 3' and 'Alexander 5' and moved to the port's anchorage to fix the problem and undergo inspections. On July 31 it was stationary in pos. 37° 52.39' N 023° 33.41' E. The next port of call would have been Suez.
Fire in cargo soon extinguished
The "MSC London" suffered a fire on Oct 3, 2017, while en route from Tanjung Pelepas to Rotterdam on the Atlantic off thePortugal and Spain coast. The fire broke out in two containers and was extinguished by the crew. On Oct 6 at 8 p.m. the ship berthed at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The extent of fire and damages was unknown.
MSC takes in new 15,908-TEU ship, crowning its fleet of 26 mega ships
Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has taken in its largest ship, the MSC London, the first in a series of six 15,908-TEU vessels to be built at Korea's STX Shipyard on charter from Zodiac Maritime and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS). Currently, the shipping line has 26 vessels in its fleet, ranging in size from 13,798 TEU to 14,000 TEU, reported Alphaliner. The six larger vessels were initially ordered in October 2010 by Zodiac Maritime as 13,000 TEU ships, but the contract was upgraded one year later to ships of 15,908 TEU. They are the first box ships of this size to be built there. Two of the six contracts were transferred last year from Zodiac to EPS within the context of a fleet split between the sons of the late Sammy Ofer. The MSC London is controlled by Zodiac. The MSC London is joining the Asia-Eastern Mediterranean Tiger service, where she will break capacity records at the ports of Istanbul and Piraeus.Upload News