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NYK Delphinus reefer boxes left without power

Photo: USCG District 11 NYK_Delphinus_USCG.jpg
Reefer containers on the fire-damage NYK Delphinus have been left without electricity after onboard power failed.

NYK Delphinus is operating for Ocean Network Express (ONE) and experience an engine fire on May 14 off the coast of Monterey. There were no injuries or reports of pollution and the ship was safely towed to the Port of Oakland on May 17.

An inspection confirmed that the fire on the vessel has been extinguished.

There is no electricity to the reefer containers on the vessel due to a lack of power supply on the vessel, according to an advisory from ONE on May 21. As reefer containers are used to transport perishable cargo, a long wait without power will likely lead to large loss of cargo and insurance claims.

“Further investigations are ongoing to assess the extent of the damage, in close cooperation with all relevant authorities. It is expected to take some time for further inspection and possible repairs before any cargo operations can be allowed to take place,” said ONE.

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