Officials from Maersk Line tell Splash the fire ravaged 15,000 teu Maersk Honam will dock at Jebel Ali in Dubai in the coming days. While saying the fire, which erupted on March 6 in the Arabian Sea, is under control, a spokesperson said there were still a number of hot spots that need extinguishing.
“At the anchorage, hot spots in the affected areas will be completely extinguished and further necessary work to bring the vessel alongside will be performed to ensure safe cargo discharge operations and ensuring the stability of the vessel,” the Maersk official said. When these works are completed the vessel will move from anchorage to the Jebel Ali terminal to commence discharge operations.
Five seafarers died from the fire, believed to have been a chemical blaze. Investigations into how the inferno started are underway.