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Support ship to be deployed by AAD to assist stricken icebreaker MPV Everest after fire

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The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) will send a support ship to a vessel that was “engulfed” by a fire earlier this week and is currently in the Southern Ocean with a storm approaching.

MPV Everest has continued to travel north using its starboard engine room, after a fire broke out on Monday in the port engine room and destroyed two inflatable rubber boats stored on the deck.

The AAD said none of the 109 people among the expedition party and crew were…



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