Rebuilding will cost more than $30m
A massive reconstruction job was lined up for the hull of the "Maersk Honam" which is presently docked at Dubai Dry Dock. It will cost more than $30 million to try to rebuild the hull of the vessel. The decision to rebuild the ship was taken after a damage assessment after the ship was returned to Maersk Line by the salvage companies Ardent and Smit Salvage. The fire on board Maersk Honam was a very expensive affair, with an estimated total of nearly $500 million. The amount included the scrapping of the ship, parts of the load and the recovery efforts. Now the bill was about $70 million lower, as the ship will repaired instead of being scrapped. The decision to repair the ship was based on the fact that the engine room, engines and other propulsion systems have remained intact. It has not yet been decided where the repair of the "Maersk Honam" should be done. The plan was to cut the broken front part of the ship off and replace it with a newly built one.
Fire damaged container ship docked in Dubai
The "Maersk Honam" left the port of Jebel Ali on June 18 at 7.50 a.m. and headed to Dubai for further inspections and repairs. She berthed at Dubai Dry Dock the same day at 1 p.m.
Body of dead cadet repatriated home
The remains of an Ilonggo ship cadet who died in the fire that struck hthe "Maersk Honam" at the Arabian Sea have been repatriated from India. The body of Janrey Genovatin, 21, was flown to Manila in the night of June 12. Janrey’s was one of the three charred human remains recovered from the ship. The DNA of his mother matched with the DNA from one of the three human remains. Before the remains are transported to Iloilo, however, another DNA test would be conducted. Genovatin said she requested a confirmatory test and an autopsy. Marie Cooper, a representative of Danish Maersk Line was in the Philippines on May 31 and informed the Genovatin family about the result of the first DNA test. Days after the "Maersk Honam" caught fire, Maersk Line announced that human remains of three of the four missing crew members have been found on board the vessel though these remained unidentified.Upload News