The very large container ship MSC Daniela caught fire in Indian ocean on 120 nautical miles off Colombo port in Sri Lanka on 05/04/2017 . The vessel was en route from Singapore to Suez Canal, when containers on main deck in aft part inflamed. The crew tried to attack and extinguish the fire, but was unable to get control over it during the first minutes and the thick toxic smoke hampered the firefighting. The crew changed course to Colombo and sent distress signal to the local authorities, requesting immediate assistance. VANDERPERS MARITIME have been invited by the salvor to assist in Dangerous Cargoes issues and to monitor toxic vapours on board.