The Maersk Honam has reached the Gulf of Oman as it is towed to an anchor at Jebel Ali, Dubai, according to vessel tracking data from Marine Traffic.
The ship, which was ravaged by a fire on March 6, 2018, causing the death of five crewmembers, continues to burn – with MSC reporting that “firefighting and cooling operations are ongoing, with various hotspots remaining” in a statement on April 12.
The final stage of firefighting will be completed when it's at anchor, where the fires and hotspots will be completely extinguished.
Marine Traffic’s tracking data pinpoints Maersk Honam’s current position at 22° 46.0’N 063° 11.5’E, halfway between Muscat and Karachi in the northern Arabian Sea.
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The vessel will be anchored at Jebel Ali port in Dubai, where its remaining cargo will be off-loaded.
The statement from MSC reported: “We will only be able to clarify the situation once the cargo has been discharged and inspected but we can now provide to the owners of cargoes that were stored in the holds 1 to 3 some certificate of total loss if requested.”