One killed, another injured in Felixstowe port blast 

One killed, another injured in Felixstowe port blast 

One person has died and another was seriously injured overnight in an explosion in the boiler room of a ship at the port of Felixstowe.

Suffolk Police Department said it was called to the Port of Felixstowe at 11:45 p.m. Thursday after reports of an incident on a ship that was docking.

The Port of Felixstowe said via Twitter that an explosion occurred in the boiler room of the Japanese-flagged Manhattan Bridge.

One person has died and another in currently in the hospital receiving treatment.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and there will be a joint investigation between the Police and the Maritime and Coastguard agency,” the Suffolk Police said in a statement.

AIS shows the ship still in Felixstowe as of Friday afternoon. The ship’s next destination is Hamburg, Germany.

The M/V Manhattan Bridge is operated by K-Line. The ship was built in 2015, is 366 meters in length and can carry up to 14,000 TEU. 

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