Another Maersk ship catches fire in cargo holdStaff Writer | March 18, 2018
The 5,616-TEU Maersk Kensington reported a fire in a cargo hold on Thursday at 20:50 EST while en route from Salalah, Oman towards Suez, Maersk Line revealed.
Shipping The Maersk Kensington was built in 2007
The vessel is carrying 3,518 containers, which equates to 5,616 TEUs. Maersk said all impacted customers will be contacted
directly. The cause aboard the Maersk Kensington is currently unknown.
However, Maersk said initial investigations indicate there is no link between the cargo in the cargo hold where the fire began on Maersk Kensington and the cargo in the cargo hold which caught fire on Maersk Honam March 6.
The Maersk Kensington was built in 2007 and sails under the U.S.-flag. ■