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Five Oceans Salvage and SMIT Salvage have boarded 1,740teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg and successfully contained the fire.

The salvors report that the damage was most extensive in one of the vessel's cargo holds as well as the forepart of the acommodation block. No oil pollution from the incident was reported, and an initial survey for a towing connection to the vessel has been completed, with towing to be undertaken by tug Coral Sea Flos.

Leonhardt & Blumberg have appointed Five Oceans Salvage and SMIT Salvage for the salvaging of the still-ablaze and heavily damaged 1,740teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg.

Mauritian Coast Guard vessels have been dispatched to the scene of the Leonhardt & Blumberg-owned, Liberian-flagged, 1,740 teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg, adrift 200 nm Northeast of the islands.


The 1,740 teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg is adrift in the Indian Ocean, having suffered a serious fire enroute from Singapore to Durban.

A fire on an Indian-owned tanker off Malaysia is believed to have left one crew member dead.

Following the sinking of the fore section of the MOL Comfort on Thursday ClassNK says it expects to complete preliminary investigations by September.

The blaze aboard the fore section of the MOL Comfort remains unabated for a fifth day, with the company reporting that “observations show that most of the containers on deck have been burnt out”.

Antwerp: Damen is to provide two ASD 2810-type tugs for towage and salvage specialist Multraship, for delivery in June/July of this year.

Singapore: Four people were injured, and three are missing after a fire at Tanoto Shipyard in Singapore.

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