Falmouth welcomes container ship blast crew survivors

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The crew of a ship who were rescued after a fatal explosion in the North Atlantic have arrived in Cornwall.

The Mission to Seafarers in Falmouth welcomed 20 survivors from the German-registered MSC Flaminia which caught fire on Sunday.

One man died and three remain in hospital in the Azores. Another man is unaccounted for, coastguards said.

Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue of the crew who were 1,000 miles west of Cornwall at the time.

The container ship was travelling between Charleston in the US and Belgium when the incident happened.

Father Mark Mesley, Port Chaplain in Falmouth, said: "We can put them in touch with their families, we can also provide a certain amount of clothing and all sorts of practical help.

"The crew will no doubt be quite shaken by the the events on board so we'll just have to wait and see how they react really, whether they want to talk about it."

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