M/V Antaios 19 crew have been safely picked up after hit by fire off South Africa 860 miles off Cape Town. Handy dry bulk carrier 1999 built 27K DWT M/V Antaios suffered flooding in its engine room after the blaze over the weekend. M/V Antaios was en route from Argentina to Saudi Arabia with a grain cargo. The fire caused some damage to M/V Antaios which led to flooding in the engine room. When the flooding became uncontrollable, the captain of M/V Antaios decided to make a distress call. In 2013, Greek owner and operator Amalthia Shipping bought M/V Antaios for $10.6 million from Ellora Sea Carriers.