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.

MG Staff

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