Troubled MAERSK container ships Update Mar 22
Container ship MAERSK HONAM
As of 0200 UTC Mar 22, MAERSK HONAM and tugs engaged in salvage were in vicinity 20 06N 065 14E. MSC issued a statement on Mar 21 with regards to port of destination and containers on board:
Maersk Line has now informed us that Maersk Honam will be towed to Jebel Ali where cargo will be off-loaded. The ETA is still to be confirmed, and may be approximately two weeks from now.
Based on a limited amount of information to hand, MSC reasonably expects that a substantial proportion of the cargo located after, behind the ship's accommodation area should be in sound condition. Unfortunately, we must assume, based on the details to date, that most containers located in front of the accommodation area are damaged by fire, heat or the water used to fight the fire.
We will only be able to clarify the situation once the cargo has been discharged at the port of refuge and inspected.
MAERSK HONAM Full story https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/21701/ultra-large-container-ship-maersk-honam-major-fire/
Container ship SOFIE MAERSK
Container ship SOFIE MAERSK as of 0700 UTC Mar 22 was in position 25 25N 160 31W, some 330 nm northwest of Honolulu, proceeding towards Honolulu, escorted or towed by offshore supply tug MAERSK LAUNCHER (IMO 9425746), ETA Mar 24.
Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/21801/container-ship-sofie-maersk-disabled-mar-4-update-/
Container ship MAERSK KENSINGTON
Container ship MAERSK KENSINGTON as of late Mar 20 was in Salalah, no AIS since then, status and condition unknown.
Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/21821/container-ship-maersk-kensington-fire-oman/