MV Amsterdam Bridge Fire [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

Here is a collection of photos sent in to us from the scene of the MV Amsterdam Bridge fire near Mumbai.  As gCaptain has reported, the 4,380 TEU containership caught fire on Sunday evening (approximately 5pm local time) shortly after departing the Indian port of Nhava Sheva enroute to Colombo, Sri Lanka with approximately 1,550 containers. All 20 crew members on board were evacuated without injury.

The 2009-built MV Amsterdam Bridge is flagged in Antigua & Barbuda and operated by THIEN & HEYENGA Bereederungs of Hamburg, Germany.

No official word yet on what caused the explosion/fire, however, as you’ll see from the photos, initial reports seem to point towards hazardous and flammable cargo.

MV AMSTERDAM BRIDGE FIRE PHOTOS

SMOKE FROM MV AMSTERDAM BRIDGE- 1830 HRS, SUNDAY SEPT 9
NAKED FIRE ONBOARD – 2030 HRS
COMMENCED EFF-2045 HRS
DAY BREAK SHOT – SEP 9

FIRE MONITORING BY SHIP’S BOARDING PARTY
COOLING EFFORTS BY SHIP’S FF SYSTEM
VIEW OF DAMAGED AREA
SHIP TRIMMED FORWARD BY 1.5 METERS
SALVORS ARRIVE ONBOARD -1400 HRS ON SEPT 11. PUMPING OUT OPS COMMENCE – 1745 HRS
CONTAINER OPENED BY SALVORS
CONTENTS OF CONTAINER. POSSIBLE CULPRIT?

 All photos (c) Indian Coast Guard