Australia’s temporary Antarctic resupply vessel has arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia, having changed course last week after a fire broke out on board.
- A fire broke out in the port engine room last Monday
- The vessel was returning from a two-month re-supply voyage
- The fire is being investigated by the ship’s owners and authorities
The MPV Everest was about five days into an expected two-week voyage when a fire broke out in the port engine room last Monday, destroying two inflatable rubber boats stored on deck.
None of the 109 people onboard — which includes about 70 expeditioners — were injured.
The icebreaker, which had been in the Southern Ocean when the fire broke out, was able to continue travelling north using its…