The fire-stricken car carrier, Fremantle Highway, has arrived in Eemshaven for salvage operations, on 3rd August and will remain in the port until 14th October.
fire broke out on the cargo ship on 25th July, off the northern tip of Netherlands and on 30th July, a secure tow begun to Fremantle Highway.o remind, a
The vessel arrived in Eemshaven, because it was only a 64km trip and its existing infrastructure and facilities were adequate for the next steps in salvaging the ship.
In addition, the port was also chosen due to the deteriorating weather conditions and to minimize disruptions to other shipping traffic during the assessment.
Luckily, the Indian Crew of the cargo ship that burnt for nearly a week safely returned home.
At the same time, the mortal remains of one crew member killed in the fire are being repatriated, per Indian authorities.
In addition, during the 2023 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Taslim Imad, Manager Loss Prevention Department at Steamship Mutual, said that electric vehicles are completely safe, according to some parties in the business. Yet, the dangers are greatly increased in the event of a thermal runaway.