The fire ravaged Maersk Honam finally reached the anchorage at Jebel Ali port in Dubai yesterday. Hotspots are still burning on the vessel, the Danish carrier revealed.
The 15,262 teu vessel suffered a massive fire in the Arabian Sea on March 6, which killed five. The Indian Coast Guard has suggested the blaze was a chemical fire prompting Maersk to change stowage plans for chemical cargoes on all its boxships.
“During anchorage hot spots in affected areas will be completely extinguished and further work to stabilise the vessel and bring it alongside will be carried out. Maersk Line expects this work to take 4-5 weeks, whereafter Maersk Honam will be moved alongside for discharge operations to commence,” Maersk Line said.