Update: Maersk Honam Fire Incident, 4 Dead and 1 Crew Still Missing

In an unfortunate incident, one of the ultra large container ship Maersk Honam had a major fire incident

Maersk Honam Fire Incident

  • Ship was travelling from Singapore to Suez.
  • Ship is 2017 built and fire reported in one of the holds at 15:20 GMT around 900nm southeast of Salalah Oman.
  • 27 Crew were there on ship. They tried to fight the fire, but were unsuccessful in doing so. They sent out distress signal to MRCC.
  • Nearby vessel ALS Ceres rescued 23 crew out of 27 around 1830 GMT.
  • Maersk in their official post have said that the situation on the ship is critical and they are doing everything to search for the missing crew.
  • Edith Maersk, Gerd Maersk, MAC Lauran have also joined in search and rescue operation along with Indian Coast Guard.
  • Although not official, but as per news 2 engine cadets, 3rd engineer, 2nd cook are the one missing.
  • The fire is so big, that the ship is still burning in huge flames.
  • Among the 23 rescued crew, one thai national died due to the injuries suffered because of the fire. The search for four missing crew is still going on.
  • The fire was brought under control and now vessel is towed to nearby port.
  • The body of three out of four missing crew members were found.

Please let us pray together for the well being of the crew and also those who are missing.

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