Four crew missing in major fire on giant Maersk containership; USCG responds to sunken towing vessel

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USCG responds to sunken towing vessel
March 7, 2018 — The Coast Guard yesterday responded to a report of a sunken towing vessel at mile marker 832 of Everett Lake near Dyersburg, Tennessee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River received a report that the motor vessel Ms Nancy C, owned by Choctaw Transportation Company, was in the process of building a tow at a fleeting area when it began taking on water.

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Four crew missing in major fire on giant Maersk containership
According to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), the Maersk Honam was around 340 nautical miles away from the Agatti Island in Lakshadweep, and four merchant ships in the vicinity were asked to help. On arrival, they found the vessel “completely on fire” with flames that were “almost 25 meters high.
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