The inured men were rescued from the bulker, as a search and rescue helicopter winched them off the ship.

The coast guard was alerted, while the ship interrupted its voyage from Baltimore, US to IJmuiden, Netherlands.

Sources mention that the explosion occurred in the engine room, but there are no confirmed information as of yet.

'Great Aspiration' was anchored at Mount’s Bay on April 18, and it continued its sailing that day, going to Falmouth, under its own power.