‘Maersk Honam’ will eventually be towed to Port of Jebel Ali, Dubai, where cargo will be off-loaded. The estimated time of arrival is in approximately two weeks, according to MSC. Based on the details to date, most containers located in front of the accommodation area are damaged by fire, heat or the water used to fight the fire.
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Danish Maersk Product Tankers by compatriot APMH Invest, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maersk Group, and Japanese Mitsui & Co., Ltd., noting that it would raise no competition concerns because of its limited impact on the market.
A fire in a cargo hold was reported onboard the ‘Maersk Kensington’, on Thursday evening, while the ship was en route from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained. The cause of the container fire is currently unknown.
Maersk Line notified that after the fire at “Maersk Honam” berthing and discharging operations will result in high extraordinary costs and decided to declare General Average. Maersk Line has not yet confirmed when and where their vessel will be berthed and discharged.
The US Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency informed that they are monitoring the tracking and assessment of approximately 76 stray cargo containers about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, after they fell off the cargo ship “Maersk Shanghai”.
Maersk Line announced that the human remains of three of the four missing crew members after the fire on the containership “Maersk Honam” have been found on board the vessel. The three crewmembers are unidentified. Considering the time passed and the fire damages of the vessel, Maersk concluded that by now all four missing crew are dead.
The Singapore Government thanked the Indian Coast Guard for its immediate action in extinguishing the fire and conducting search and rescue operations, after the Maersk containership “Maersk Honam” caught fire on Tuesday, 6 of March.
The parties that participate decided this initiative as ship recycling standards and transparency are insufficient. This causes bad practices which are not punished, and good practices that are not rewarded. Shipbreaking is often carried out with few safety controls, increasing the risk to health and safety.
After the vessel “Maersk Honam” sustained a serious fire in one of its cargo holds. 23 crew members were evacuated, but Maersk Line informed that one of the evacuated crewmembers lost his life, as he sustained serious injuries. As the company stated, the health of one of the crewmembers deteriorated on Wednesday, March 7 afternoon, resulting in losing his life.
On Tuesday afternoon, the vessel “Maersk Honam” sustained a serious fire in one of its cargo holds. 23 crew members have been successfully evacuated, but search and rescue operations are ongoing for four crew members who are missing.
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