Troubled MAERSK container ships Update Mar 24
Container ship MAERSK HONAM
As of 1130 UTC Mar 24, MAERSK HONAM and tugs engaged in salvage were in vicinity 22 15N 064 14E, heading northwest for seemingly, Hormuz Strait.
Most comprehensive report on situation, important first of all, for minor shippers, was published in The Loadstar on Mar 22:
Maersk Line has confirmed the “most likely” port of refuge for the fire-damaged Maersk Honam as Jebel Ali, Dubai – but it may be weeks before the ship can berth. Which means it could be months before the surviving containers reach their original destination.
A Maersk spokesman told The Loadstar, that the fire remained “under control” and “salvage work continues”. But he added: “It will probably take a few weeks and further investigations before we will be able to bring the vessel alongside.”
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 1430 UTC Mar 24 was approaching Honolulu, will reach port today.
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 0700 UTC Mar 24 was still berthed at Salalah, status and condition unknown.
Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/21821/container-ship-maersk-kensington-fire-oman/