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MS Achille Lauro - After theThe ship continued in service; she was reflagged in 1987 when the Lauro Line was taken over by the Mediterranean Shipping Company to become StarLauro. On 30 November 1994, she caught fire off the coast of Somalia while en route to South Africa. At that time, the cause of the fire was suggested by Italian officials to be a discarded cigarette. In reality, the fire started in the engine room with the explosion of one of the engines; due to the lack of supervision…

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The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

Owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company, built by Daewoo in South Korea 395.4m long, 30.3m deep and 59m in breadth; gross tonnage 193,000 tons The Oscar will fly under a Panamanian flag and service trade routes between Asia and Europe CSCL Global


Shipping needs to be more efficient — Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

My brother and sister-in-law just returned from Spetses, which is where she was born before being adopted by an American couple in D.C. Looks like a lovely Greek island, which puts it in good company!