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New ruling splits responsibility for MSC ship explosion

A new ruling on the most recent legal case concerning the fatal accident aboard container ship MSC Flaminia back in 2012 deems two parties responsible for the explosion.

A district court in New York has reached a verdict on a legal dispute in the case regarding container ship MSC Flaminia, which caught fire back in 2012 after an explosion occurred in the cargo hold.

Three crew members died in the incident, and the latest verdict rules two parties responsible for the explosion aboard the vessel, which took place an early July morning in 2012. It has previously been established that cargo containing the chemical divinylbenzene (DVB) exploded aboard the ship. 

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