Second MSC ship rescued by British coastguard
Another Mediterranean Shipping Co.-operated containership was rescued by a British coastguard Wednesday, when the 1984-built “MSC Tampa” suffered engine failure in the Dover Strait, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
The Dover Coastguard immediately requested the Maritime Coastguard Agency’s emergency towing vessel “Anglian Monarch” to remove the hazard to shipping. At the time of writing, the 3,016-TEU box ship was being towed to a safe anchorage two miles south of Folkestone for repairs.
According to ComPair Data, the global liner-shipping database at http://www.compairdata.com, the “MSC Tampa” is deployed on MSC’s weekly North Atlantic service calling Bremerhaven, Felixstowe, Antwerp, Le Havre, Baltimore, Norfolk, New York, Boston and back to Bremerhaven.
In mid-January, the MCA deliberately grounded the “MSC Napoli” off the Devon coast after it started to breakup in severe weather.