Photos and video: Maersk Honam fire

Aeriel photos and video have emerged showing the extent of the fire onboard the ultra-large containership Maersk Honam.

One seafarer has died from his injuries in the fire, which started on Tuesday, and four others remain missing.

The 2017-built, 15,262 teu Maersk Honam was enroute from Singapore to Suez when  fire erupted in one of its cargo holds 1520 hrs GMT on Tuesday 900 nm southeast of Salalah, Oman. An explosion is reported to have followed the fire with flames rising 25 m above the main deck of the vessel to the bridge. Unsuccessful in their attempts to tackle the fire the crew of the Mearsk Honam sent a distress call and 23 were evacuated to the nearby vessel ALS Ceres.







Posted 08 March 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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