Maersk Ship Loses Propulsion After Fire in Caribbean Sea

Maersk Ship Loses Propulsion After Fire in Caribbean Sea

Maersk Ship Loses Propulsion After Fire in Caribbean Sea

Mike Schuler

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May 1, 2020

Maersk Ship Loses Propulsion After Fire in Caribbean Sea
Photo: Pr éfet de Guadeloupe

A Maersk Line containership experienced an engine space fire that left the ship adrift in the Caribbean Sea off the coastline ofGuadeloupe

The 1,800-TEU Maersk Vilnius was taking a trip to Port Elizabeth, South Africa from Freeport, Bahamas when the fire burst out.

The fire was ultimately brought controlled as well as snuffed out without any hurts experienced by the ship’s team.

The Alp Defender later on showed up on scene to bring the containership undertow. AIS ship monitoring information reveals the ALP Defender has a location of Manzanillo,Panama

“The vessel remains at sea in a safe area. Required firefighting measures were promptly deployed by vessel’s crew and fire has been extinguished. Vessel power has been restored, including the power to reefer units on board,” Maersk Line stated in a declaration.

The M/V Maersk Vilnius was integrated in 2010 as well as is signed up inSingapore

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