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CMA CGM RABELAIS Ship Explodes and Catches Fire

Views: 174     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-04-07      Origin: Site

A container ship full of Chinese cargo explodes and catches fire

At around 1230 UTC on April 6, a container ship with a capacity of 6570TEU named "CMA CGM RABELAIS" exploded in the west of the Malacca Strait between the Andaman Islands and Banda Aceh on the Sumatra island, followed by a fire.

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At the time of the incident, the container ship "CMA CGM RABELAIS" was sailing from (Tanjung Pelepas) to (Nhava Sheva). The exact cause of the accident is not known.

The "CMA CGM RABELAIS" was deployed on the Shanghai/India-Pakistan AS1 (Asia Subcontinent Express 1) route of CMA CGM (APL). At the time of the incident, it was performing the "0FF5HW1MA" voyage, involving ANL, APL, CMA CGM, CNC, COSCO SHIPPING, GOLD STAR LINE, OOCL, ZIM have shared cabins with many shipping companies.

Container ship "CMA CGM RABELAIS": IMO 9406635, DWT 83317, capacity 6570TEU, built in 2010, flying the flag of Malta.


The ship departed from Asia and called at Qingdao Port on March 20-22, Shanghai Port on March 26, Ningbo Port on March 27-28, Nansha Port on March 31, and then arrived at Singapore Port and sailed there. Nhava Sheva.


Freight forwarders and cargo owners, please pay attention to the notice of the shipping company in time to understand the damage to the container cargo and the shipping schedule.

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“CMA CGM RABELAIS”


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Ship Information:

CMA CGM RABELAIS (IMO: 9406635) is a Container Ship registered and sailing under the flag of Malta. Her gross tonnage is 72884 and deadweight is 83317. CMA CGM RABELAIS was built in 2010. CMA CGM RABELAIS length overall (LOA) is 299.93 m , beam is 40.06 m. Her container capacity is 6570 TEU. The ship is operated by DANAOS SHIPPING CO LTD.


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