Maersk Kampala Fire is Out

Maersk Line reports this morning that the fire on board the Maersk Kampala has finally been put out by the onboard fire-fighting teams with support from fire-fighting tugs. In a statement on their website, Maersk Line notes, "Some smoke continues to come from some of the containers that had fire but will stop eventually with continued spraying by the tugs and flooding by the … [Read more...]

Maersk Kampala Crew Continues to Battle Blaze, Six Containers Still on Fire

It's been three days since a fire broke out on board the containership Maersk Kampala just south of the Suez Canal and the crew on board has yet to douse the flames inside six of the cargo containers on board. In an emailed statement this afternoon, Maersk spokesperson Mikkel Linnet notes that the fire has remained isolated to the two foremost cargo bays of the vessel and that … [Read more...]

Maersk Kampala Containership on Fire Near the Suez [UPDATE]

Update: 30 August Maersk Lines's containership, Maersk Kampala is still on fire this morning according to a statement on Maersk Line's website. The vessel is located south of the Suez Canal and the fire is limited to two containers in the foremost bays on deck. Maersk notes the fire started at approximately 2100 local time on 28 August. Tugs remain on scene providing … [Read more...]