MAERSK HONAM Mar 15 Update. Convert container ship into tanker container ship.
As of 0330 UTC Mar 15, MAERSK HONAM and 4-5 tugs engaged in salvage were in vicinity 12 50N 065 19E, some 650 nm off Mumbai India and Oman coast, destination yet unknown, but looking like to be Oman. Maybe India refused shelter for though dowsed, but still dangerous ship. What’s going in and around the ship, is unknown. All concerned are mostly concerned, as of now, about all the claims, disputes and losses, which are following such disasters.
All the ideas and projects already said and posted, with regards to fire safety of container ships, sum up to just one – to convert container ship, de facto, into tanker, dividing cargo space into isolated sections, easy to seal and fill with inert gas, or water, or foam. Theoretically and I guess, practically, it’s possible, economically it’s downright impossible. There must be some basically new idea or ideas as how to ensure container ships fire safety.
MAERSK HONAM Full story post https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/21701/ultra-large-container-ship-maersk-honam-major-fire/