Thursday, 28 February 2013

16 metres high sea water at "Emma Maersk"s engine room


The plan is to slowly pump out the large amounts of water which is still 16 meters high in the engine room, in an attempt to save as much of the precious mechanics as possible.
On Feb 25 at 8 a.m. the disabled "Emma Maersk" arrived in the port of Palermo, after a 1,300-mile long tow from Port Said, where the container ship was hit by extensive flooding in the engine room.
The towing task was carried out by Fairmount Alpine. The plan is to slowly pump out the large amounts of water which is still 16 meters high in the engine room, in an attempt to save as much of the precious mechanics as possible. When the engine room is drained , the container ship will be drydocked at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo.
Only when the "Emma Maersk" is drained, it will be possible to determine with the cause of water ingress in the immediate vicinity of a thruster with certainty. Maersk Line is waiting that it will take several months before Emma Maersk is back in operation again.


Super tug Fairmount Alpine has delivered the container vessel Emma Maersk, one of the largest container carriers of its kind, at Fincantieri’s repair yard in Palermo, Sicily.
To tow the 398 meter long 156,907 DWT Emma Maersk towards Palermo Fairmount Marine was contracted by Maersk Line. Tug Fairmount Alpine happened to be in the eastern Mediterranean area and was promptly mobilized to Port Said, where Emma Maersk has discharged her cargo at the Suez Channel Container Terminal.
Fairmount Alpine and Emma Maersk left Port Said on Sunday February 17 for the 1,276 miles voyage to Palermo, where the convoy arrived on Monday February 25.
Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.







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