Crew member injured in cargo blaze aboard CMA CGM Rabelais

A cargo fire that broke out on the 6,552 teu container ship CMA CGM Rabelais (IMO 9406635) on August 3rd was soon brought under control. One crew member was injured, but was not in any danger, the owner Danaos Corp said. The crew member was understood to have been injured during firefighting operations, when he slipped and fell, breaking some ribs.

The vessel was en route to Nhava Sheva, India, after departing Singapore and was navigating the Malacca Strait, some 100km north-west of Port Klang, when the fire was discovered at about noon, local time.

There was no explosion, Danaos said and there was no news at this time of the cargo involved or the damage to the vessel and surrounding containers.

CMA CGM Rabelais was heading for Port Klang, accompanied by a firefighting tug, to allow the injured crewman to receive medical attention.

2010-built, Malta-flagged, 72,884 gt CMA CGM Rabelais is owned by Boxcarrier No 4 Corp care of manager Danaos Shipping Co of Piraeus, Greece. It is entered with Swedish Club (Piraeus Team) on behalf of Boxcarrier (No 4) Corp. As of August 8th the vessel was off the west coast of India, underway from Karachi to Singapore, ETA August 15th.