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Follow-up! The fire was finally extinguished and Maersk was ready to unload after two and a half mon

  • Author:Cynthia
  • Release Date:2018-05-22
According to media news,MaerskThe fire accident ship "Maersk Honam" was finally extinguished after almost two and a half months.

According to information released by MSC, due to several hot spots on the ship, the "Maersk Honam" round had to be anchored at the anchorage of the Jebel Ali Harbor in the United Arab Emirates and it took time to extinguish the hot spot in the past three weeks.

Mediterranean Shipping stated that it is expected that the "Maersk Honam" will begin to sail on May 22, and the ship will start unloading. If everything goes according to plan, the unloading operation is expected to last 4-7 days.

Maersk Line has previously confirmed that the "Maersk Honam" fire has caused very high costs for the berthing and unloading operations of the ship. The company had previously announced general average, and all parties with a financial interest in the voyage would apportion the losses caused by the incident.

After the completion of the fire extinguishing operations, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping have confirmed that some of the containers are potentially damaged. This part of the containers will be further inspected at Jebel Ali Port. Mediterranean Shipping stated that related customers want to be invited to joinCheck and hope to reach the final destination at the first time.

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 15:20 GMT, Maersk Line’s container ship “Maersk Honam” reported a serious fire in its cargo bay. The crew put carbon dioxide on the cargo tank but the fire was not controlled.

There were 27 crew members on the round. A total of 22 crew members were safely evacuated and evacuated. One crew member unfortunately passed away because of his injuries. Three of the missing crew members were found on board the ship.

The Maersk Honam was loaded with 7,860 containers, equivalent to 12,416 TEUs (20-foot containers). Maersk Line has directly contacted all affected customers.

The "Maersk Honam" was built in 2017, with a design capacity of 15,262 TEU (20-foot TEU) and a Singapore flag.