We have been informed that the vessel MOL CHARISMA (voyage 211W), deployed in our Pacific South 3 (PS3) service has experienced a fire incident in No.5 Cargo hold on 1st September 2020 at approximately 250 miles east from Colombo, Sri Lanka during her voyage from Port Kelang, Malaysia to Nhava Sheva, India. The fire is under control after discharging CO2 into No.5 Cargo hold and the vessel is currently in Colombo, Sri Lanka, awaiting inspection.
All personnel are currently unharmed and there is no pollution reported. Ship’s crew are closely monitoring the situation. We are also currently evaluating any potential impact on vessel and cargo operations and berthing dates for the subsequent ports of the rotation as vessel schedule will be changed, as this vessel, after completion of the PS3 voyage, was originally scheduled to be deployed in our Indamex service between the Indian Subcontinent and the U.S. East Coast.
The Indamex voyage will instead be performed by the MOL Courage.
We regret the inconvenience caused by this incident, which remains beyond our control and we will continue to keep you updated on further developments.