Maersk Karachi on fire, Bremerhaven

May 22, 2015 at 14:51 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Bremerhaven: fire erupted on board of hapless container ship Maersk Karachi at around midday LT May 22 during salvage works with torches, which were, it is believed to be the cause of the fire. Some 28 fire fighting teams and emergency personnel are engaged in fire fighting, thick smoke is seen far beyond the dock. Unpleasant odour found, neighbouring residents are advised to keep windows shut. Photo from NWZ Online edition.
Maersk Karachi accident news:
Maersk Karachi and gantry crane crash update
Reader of Maritime Bulletin, whose vessel is presently in Bremerhaven, sent photos and some information provided by a port’s pilot. 54-year old operator of the crane died, crashed boom of the crane damaged more than 10 containers, and punctured ballast tank, there is a risk of the whole gantry crane crash, because boom is stuck in ballast tank, and there is a substantial water level tidings variation. Latest photos of Maersk Karachi and crashed boom.
First news:
Container crane collapsed, crashed onto boxship Maersk Karachi, one missing
May 14, 2015
The boom of container crane crashed onto boxship Maersk Karachi during loading operation at night May 14 in container terminal in Bremerhaven. One person is missing, supposedly crane operator, whose cabin crashed down to the vessel from 40 meters height. Rescue and salvage are under way.

Maersk Karachi on fire, Bremerhaven

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