Coast Guard ends 11 day response to 900-foot container ship MSC Idil off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard ended an 11-day response effort to the damaged container ship MSC Idil Monday, after salvage professionals finalized temporary repairs to the ship’s hull off the coast of Puerto Rico. The Panamanian flagged ship MSC Idil continued its transit to Freeport, Bahamas, where vessel owner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will conduct further assessments of...

Coast Guard continues to monitor salvage efforts of 900-foot container ship MSC Idil

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard continues to closely monitor salvage efforts Monday to assess and repair the container-ship MSC Idil, approximately 70 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo is on scene with the MSC Idil ready to provide any needed rescue assistance, while monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of the crew and the environment. The crew...

Coast Guard responding to 900-foot container ship MSC Idil after explosion onboard

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard has been responding since Friday to the distressed container ship MSC Idil with 25 people onboard, after the ship suffered a marine casualty following an explosion onboard approximately 60 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The crew of the 900-foot Panamanian flagged container ship is all accounted for and have suffered no injuries following the...