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Video shows a massive fireball destroying the deck of a supply ship in the Antarctic Ocean

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 08 Apr 2021


<p><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/606ebf3d30004b0019b26925-1976/Screenshot%202021-04-08%20at%2009.29.11.png" border="0" alt="Screenshot 2021 04 08 at 09.29.11" data-mce-source="YouTube/Guardian Australia" data-mce-caption="A screenshot from a video of the fire."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Video footage shows a fire erupting on a supply vessel in the Antarctic Ocean.</p><p>The fire started at around 2 p.m. on Monday on MPV Everest, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/08/scale-of-onboard-fire-revealed-as-damaged-antarctic-ship-mpv-everest-tries-to-avoid-rough-weather">The Guardian reported</a>, while it was five days into a 14-day journey back to Australia.</p><p>Watch the video here:</p><div><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RwhZJymEfpo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><p>The fire was suppressed, but it left the ship only able to go at much slower speeds, according to The Guardian.</p><p>No injuries were reported, and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating.</p><p>A Maritime Union of Australia official said the fire caused "significant damage" to one of the ship's engines and "resulted in the destruction of two smaller vessels stored on the deck," The Guardian reported.</p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/video-mpv-everest-deck-fireball-antarctic-ocean-2021-4#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/economist-weighted-voting-could-help-save-us-democracy-2018-5">A top economist explains how weighted voting could change democracy</a></p>
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