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Update: Maersk Ship Fire Is Out

By MarEx 2013-09-04 10:22:00

The fire-fighting teams aboard the Maersk Kampala have succeeded in putting out the fire aboard the container ship.

Some smoke continues to come from some of the containers that had fire, but will stop eventually with continued spraying by the tugs and flooding by the fire-fighting teams.

Operational planning is now the priority, including port selection, contingency planning for cargo as well as the vessel’s eventual return to service.

BackgroundFire in Two Containers Aboard Maersk Ship