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« on: March 07, 2018, 07:11:06 am »

A serious fire onboard the ultra-large containership Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea has left four seafarers missing.

http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/middle-east-africa/four-missing-in-serious-fire-on-ultra-large-maersk-containership.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 07:40:44 am »

Available photos are not clear enough, but it looks like her forward part is on fire, including her main accommodation. This will be a major case for the insurers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 07:06:01 am »

This obviously looks brutal, and had already officially claimed at least one human life:

http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/03/07/ultra-large-container-ship-maersk-honam-major-fire-crew-evacuated-4-missing/

But, from what can be seen here, the vessel is not in danger neither of sinking, nor of to be declared CTL.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 01:30:28 pm »

Whilst it has been an interesting couple of days for shipping buffs and to a lesser extent the media, it is even more interesting that it hadnt cracked  the heavyweights BBC or Australian news. I suppose thats what they call or mean by BLANKET COVERAGE -- not. Of course I may be wrong, but it has been only through colleagues I heard and then read about this news in some article issued from somewhere in the Baltic States- I presume. Have to admit the need to know system worked well. Sad consequences as usual, but the fortunate part being rescue for the majority close at hand by the ALS CERES crew members.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 12:12:05 am »

Australian news is useless. I am so over our main 3 networks that won't report good news anymore they just report on crap.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 08:51:30 pm »

https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/maersk-honam-fire-seems-to-be-dowsed.html
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 04:38:43 pm »

When I see the pictures, They can be glad that the accommodation is that far fwd as it seems that they stopped the fire to the aft which would possibly have engulfed the whole ship considering what happened at the foreship where was nothing spared by the fire.
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 06:31:03 pm »

https://www.maerskline.com/news/2018/03/12/remains-of-three-out-of-four-missing-crews
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 08:02:15 pm »

Three of the four missing crew members from Maersk Honam, which caught fire last week, have been confirmed dead following the discovery of their bodies on board the ship, Maersk announced on 12 March.

One crew member remains missing; however, a Maersk statement reads, “Given the time passed and the severe fire damage of the vessel, we must conclude by now that we have lost all four colleagues who have been missing since the fire on board Maersk Honam, which began on 6 March. All four families of our deceased colleagues have been informed.”

As a result, the search-and-rescue operation has been brought to an end, while a “thorough search on board Maersk Honam continues”, the statement said.

“Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the families of our deceased colleagues. We share their sorrow and do our utmost to support them at this devastating time,” said the company's chief operating officer, Søren Toft.

Maersk said the condition of the 22 survivors is improving and that those who were in intensive care have now been moved to general wards, while many others have been discharged from hospital.

Smit Salvage and Ardent continue salvage operations on board the stricken vessel, while specialised firefighting vessels “remain engaged”.

India’s marine police will interview the surviving crew members about the incident in what Maersk Line called a “routine investigation”. But the company added that a full investigation to determine the causes of the accident and to ascertain the damages to the vessel and cargo will also be conducted at a later stage.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 01:41:25 pm »

this is terrible news
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