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Ex-MSC Melody Almost Capsizes Due To Heavy Rains

A former MSC cruise ship is currently listing dangerously in India, due to heavy rainfall flooding the vessel. The ex-Melody, now named MV QING is listing at an approximate 40 degree angle at a shipyard in Goa, India.  

The former cruise ship had been laid-up for the past two years awaiting repairs, with aims of transforming the ship into a floating hotel.

MV QING listing (ex MSC Melody)
Image: NDTV

The ship’s agent Sunil Prabhu, explained they were due to move the vessel to another yard for repair work, following the monsoon.

Coast Guard DIG Manoj Badkar said: “This morning we were very worried because we suspected that the ship may roll over starboard side and may damage the other huge floating dock of WISL. We have been observing the situation and as there is no crew onboard we are a little relaxed.”

Authorities are currently pumping out 350 tonnes of oil from the ship to prevent any environmental impacts. Attempts to save the vessel from capsizing have begun.

 

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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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