Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam to Be Rebuilt in South Korea

Maersk Line has confirmed plans to rebuild the Maersk Honam in South Korea. In an emailed statement on Monday, Maersk revealed that a portion of the vessel will be transported by heavy-lift vessel to Hyundai Heavy Industries where it will be rebuilt. The transport of the vessel will take place in February 2019. The vessel has now been cut into two parts at the Drydock … [Read more...]

Three Fishermen Killed Crossing Yaquina Bay Bar in Oregon

The commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing the bar at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday night, killing three fishermen on board. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the three fishermen were inbound crossing the Yaquina Bay Bar aboard the 42-foot Mary B II when the vessel capsized suddenly, tossing two of the fishermen overboard … [Read more...]

Fire on Yantian Express Under Control; Ship Now Under Tow to Halifax

Hapag-Lloyd says the container fire on board the Yantian Express is now 'largely' under control and the ship is currently under tow back to Canada. The fire on the 7,510 TEU-capacity Yantian Express started in a single container on 3 January before spreading to additional containers on deck which forced the evacuation of the ship over the weekend. In an update Thursday, … [Read more...]

Tanker Rocked by Explosions in Hong Kong

One person has died and two others are missing after a tanker caught fire in Hong Kong waters off Lamma Island. The fire on board the Vietnamese-flagged Aulac Fortune is believed to have started as crews were preparing for bunkering operations from a fuel oil barge. Authorities said the fire started at around 11:30 a.m. local time when the vessel was rocked by three … [Read more...]