Fire on Australia's Antarctic resupply vessel leaves expeditioners shaken

Australian Antarctic Division says 109 people on board were uninjured, but the incident was ‘potentially traumatic’ for some

An engine room fire that destroyed two vessels on board Australia’s Antarctic resupply ship has left expeditioners shaken as they begin their journey home.

The vessel, the MPV Everest, was in the middle of the Southern Ocean, four days into a two-week journey, when the ship’s portside engine room caught alight around 2pm on Monday.

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