Fire-Damaged Safmarine Meru Reaches Port in China

The Maersk Line containership Safmarine Meru was towed to port Friday after firefighters spent five days extinguishing a fire resulting from a collision last Sunday with another containership off Ningbo, China. Maersk Line said Friday that the Safmarine Meru safely arrived alongside at the Meishan container terminal in the Port of Ningbo at approximately 17:10 local … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Making Plans to Tow Fire-Scorched Safmarine Meru to Port

Maersk Line is working with Chinese authorities on a plan to tow the fire-scorched Safmarine Meru to port following Sunday morning's collision off Ningbo, China, the shipping company said in an update Tuesday.  All crew members of the containership remain safe after they were forced to abandon ship after the collision.  The update on Tuesday said that … [Read more...]

Major Damage to Maersk Line Ship Involved in Collision Off China

A major collision over the weekend involving two containerships off Ningbo, China caused severe damage to both ships and fire on board one of them. No serious injuries to the crews of either vessel were reported. The collision involved the Maersk Line-owned containership Safmarine Meru and the Northern Jasper, a German-owned containership. Maersk Line confirmed in a … [Read more...]