Saturday, 16 February 2019

Chopped up Maersk Honam in transit


Sam Chambers SAM CHAMBERS

Maersk has issued photos of the chopped up Maersk Honam which is now bound from Dubai to be rebuilt at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
The giant 15,262 teu ship was hit by a severe fire in March last year in the Arabian Sea, which killed five crew.
The sound part of the vessel has now been cut away from the burnt aft and is being hauled to South Korea on the Xin Guang Hua heavylift ship. Its latest position, according to Splash partner MarineTraffic, is off Sri Lanka.
The heavylift vessel will deliver the 228.5 m-long section from midship to stern to HHI next month. It is the same yard the vessel was built in. The sound section of Maersk Honamwill be joined with a newbuild forward section. The former forward section is safely moored at Drydock World Dubai for continued removal of damaged containers and debris. Once cleaned, it will be recycled.
Maersk anticipates the ship to reenter service in the second half of this year.

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