Video: A Day In The Life Aboard Edith Maersk

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*+-Last week we saw “A Day In The Life One Year After MLC 2006“. Now here’s a video from Maersk Line showing a daily operations aboard the Edith Maersk, a 13,500 TEU containership and sister ship to the Emma Mearsk, once the world’s largest containership. How’s your day going? Does this interest you? Check out […]

Cable Penetrations Almost Did In The EMMA MAERSK

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*+-The EMMA MAERSK suffered a flooding incident in February as it was getting ready to transit the Suez Canal. As reported earlier, water entered the vessel through a damaged stern thruster. The flooding was initially contained in the shaft tunnel, however, the Danish Maritime Authority’s investigation report just released notes that once the pipe tunnel […]

Emma Maersk Ready to Return

The Emma Maersk arrives in Palermo, Sicily following a 1,276 mile tow from Port Said. Photo credit: Fairmount Marine

*+-The mighty Emma Maersk is ready to return to service nearly 6 months after a damaged stern thruster caused her to take on water and lose power in the Suez Canal.

Emma Maersk Reaches Fincantieri Repair Yard in Palermo

Emma Maersk under tow by the Fairmount Alpine tug. Image: Maersk Line

*+-The disabled Emma Maersk has been successfully delivered to a Fincantieri yard in Palermo, Sicily, where she will undergo repairs to fix a broken stern thruster and damage caused by a flooded engine room. Fairmount Marine confirmed Monday that its tug, Fairmount Alpine, delivered the massive Emma Maersk to the Fincantieri yard following a week […]

Emma Maersk Departs Egyptian Port Under Tow [IMAGES]

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*+-With initial repairs complete, the giant container ship Emma Maersk is now under tow from Port Said.  She is on her way to a European port where the ship will undergo a thorough inspection and full repairs following an engineering casualty which left her stranded near the Suez on 2 February. Palle Laursen, Maersk Line’s Head of […]

Maersk Line: Emma Maersk Out for Months


*+-Maersk Line’s Palle Laursen, Head of Ship Management for the Danish liner company, provides us with this latest update on the Emma Maersk, which suffered a flooded engine room in the Suez Canal on Friday night. His full statement statement is below: Initial inspections by divers show that the water ingress was caused by damage […]

Emma Maersk Takes on Water Near Suez Canal, But is NOT in Danger of Sinking

The Emma Maersk berthed at the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) Saturday. Image: Maersk Line Facebook page

*+-UPDATE: Emma Maersk out for months, Maersk Line says. Original: The mighty Emma Maersk, once the world’s largest containership by TEU capacity, was taking on water and lost power Friday night near the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, fueling reports that the vessel was in danger of sinking. In a statement on its Facebook […]