Fire in container below deck
A fire broke out in a below-deck container on board the "Maersk Kensington" in the eastern Gulf of Aden on March 16, 2018, at 8.50 p.m. The ship was en route from Salalah towards Suez. All 26 crew members are safe and accounted for and the fire is reported to be contained. Safety measures were taken immediately. The crew reacted swiftly and as per procedure, by release of CO2 into the cargo hold to contain the fire. The ship dropped anchor off Salalah. It berthed at the Salalah Container Terminal on March 19. The ship sailed again on March 29, headed to Mumbai, ETA March 31.
3 shipping containers loaded with cars knocked off deck into Newark Bay
Three shipping containers loaded with automobiles and kitchen supplies wound up in the waters of Newark Bay on Sunday, when they were knocked off the deck of a ship by a crane operator, officials said. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m., at the Port Elizabeth container terminal operated by APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, the Danish shipping conglomerate, said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Maersk's landlord. Maersk containers, with their logo featuring a seven-pointed star in a light blue box, are a common sight piled near the port or being hauled by tractor trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike. The vessel was identified as the Maersk Kensington, a 982-foot container ship that records indicate had arrived from Norfolk, Va. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2017/02/shipping_containers_knocked_into_newark_by_crane_o.html
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16 Somalian pirates involved in an aborted hijack bid on the "Maersk Kensington" were nabbed by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard off Lakshadweep Islands late Mar 26, 2011. The attacked vessel sent distress signals, and a TU142 on patrol located a suspected pirate vessel and gave its coordinates to the naval vessel "Suvarna". The "Murteza" opened fire on the "Suvarna" when it approached the pirates. The "Suvarna" replied fire causing the "Murteza" to catch fire. The pirates and hostages jumped overboard. The naval ship recovered the hostages and also launched a life raft for the pirates. The CGS "Sangram" was diverted to the scene of action by the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) They were brought to Mumbai for further interrogation on Mar 27. The Navy also handed over to the police 12 Iranian and four Pakistani hostages who were onboard the trawler "Murteza" which was being used a mother ship.Upload News