Monday, 19 August 2019

Maersk Halifax enters into service (Photos)

Maersk Honam has been successfully rebuilt at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea. The vessel now carries the name Maersk Halifax.
On Thursday, 1 August, Maersk took delivery of Maersk Halifax, formerly known as Maersk Honam, from Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea.
After being hit by a tragic fire in March 2018, Maersk Honam was towed to Jebel Ali for the discharge of the remaining cargo and clearance of debris. The vessel was cut into two sections. In February, the sound section of former Maersk Honam was successfully loaded aboard a heavy-lift vessel on open waters outside Dubai (UAE) and transported to Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea. At the Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, the sound section was joined with a newly built forward section.
The former forward section is being recycled in Dubai, in accordance with our Responsible Ship Recycling Standards (RSRS).
Maersk Halifax is one of eleven H-class vessels in the Maersk fleet. They have a nominal capacity of 15,226 TEU and are deployed on the Asia-Mediterranean trade. Maersk Halifax entered into service on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.

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