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Antarctic supply ship MPV Everest limps into WA port after fire




Australia’s temporary Antarctic resupply vessel has arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia, having changed course last week after a fire broke out on board.

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…

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