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Blazing boxship Hansa Brandenburg abandoned and adrift, crew rescued

July 17, 2013 at 13:27 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Boxship Hansa Brandenburg suffered fire in one of the containers and ensuing fire in front of superstructure on July 15 13. Fire spread to superstructure. Boxship Donau Trader (IMO 9377559was directed to disabled Hansa Brandenburg, and rescued 17 crew. See map and photo http://www.news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/637/Blazing-boxship-Hansa-Brandenburg-abandoned-and-adrift-crew-rescued  

Statement re Hansa Brandenburg fire.

Hamburg, July 16, 2013

Shipmanagement Company, Leonhardt & Blumberg, report that all 17 crew of her container vessel MV Hansa Brandenburg have safely arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius on board of MV Donau Trader. 

On July 15, whilst en route from Singapore to Durban, one of the containers on board Hansa Brandenburg caught fire about 200 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius. Immediately after the incident the crew of Hansa Brandenburg notified the authorities.

Crew of the Hansa Brandenburg did not have a chance to extinguish the fire on the vessel and could fortunately be safely rescued by the attending ship Hansa Brandenburg.

Leonhardt & Blumberg are delighted their valued seafarers have come through the ordeal unharmed and would like to express their sincere thanks to the crew of Hansa Brandenburg. Representatives of Leonhardt & Blumberg are due to arrive in Port Louis tomorrow to attend to the crew.

Hansa Brandenburg is currently adrift some 200 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius still suffering from the fire. Meanwhile the Mauritian Authorities and National Coast Guard are monitoring the situation and coordinating any further action to mitigate any potential damage to the environment.

The exact cause of the incident is yet unknown. A full investigation will be conducted.

Previous news:

Fire on boxship Hansa Brandenburg update

On July 16 13 Leonhardt & Blumberg, manager of the boxship Hansa Brandenburg, confirmed fire on board of the vessel, but still, no details available. Company said vessel is some 200 nautical miles NE of Mauritius. Last Satellite AIS position was dated July 14. Situation may be serious.

First news:

Fire on board of container ship Hansa Brandenburg, Indian ocean

Fire erupted on board of container ship Hansa Brandenburg on July 15 13, no other details available. Last AIS signal dated July 14 13 around 05:00 near position 15 19S 069 40E, 700 nautical miles east of Mauritius, Indian ocean.
Vessel is en route from Singapore to Durban, South Africa.  
Blazing boxship Hansa Brandenburg abandoned and adrift, crew rescued

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