Maersk Says New Dangerous Goods Guidelines to Improve Containership Safety After Maersk Honam Fire

The world's top shipping line Maersk has implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods after a review of its safety procedures in the aftermath of the devastating Maersk Honam fire back in March. The shipping company says the new guidelines will improve safety across its fleet of container vessels. "Following the tragic fire aboard Maersk Honam in March … [Read more...]

TT Club Says Still More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Container Safety

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) As the IMO’s sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers meets in London this week, TT Club is demanding urgent action on container safety. The major problem is mis-declared dangerous goods, it says, and suggests it leads to a major container fire every 60 days on average. Risk management director Peregrine Storrs-Fox said: … [Read more...]

Cargo Discharge Completed On Board Maersk Honam

Cargo discharge operations on board the Maersk Honam have been completed and the first containers have been released after a three-month detour due to fire. The ultra-large containership Maersk Honam, which was hit by a major fire on March 6, berthed at the Port of Jebel Ali on Sunday after sitting anchor off the coast for several weeks. Mearsk said in an update on … [Read more...]

Maersk Honam Docks in Jebel Ali Nearly Three Months After Fire

The fire-stricken containership Maersk Honam has now berthed at the Port of Jebel Ali where cargo discharge operations are now underway nearly three months after a major fire broke out on board the vessel. Maersk Line confirmed in a statement to gCaptain that the Maersk Honam berth on Sunday, May 27. The discharge operations for all undamaged cargo have commenced and are … [Read more...]