Fire-Stricken Barzan Reaches UK

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The 18,000 TEU containership Barzan, owned by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), that suffered a fire a week ago while under way to Felixtowe, UK, arrived to the DP World London Gateway on Sunday evening.

Following the fire, reported last Tuesday, the crew diverted the ship to Rotterdam where the ship’s damage was assessed and necessary repairs made before it was cleared to continue its voyage to the UK.

Based on the images from DP World London Gateway and London Port Authority, the ship seems to be in perfect condition.

The fire resulted in delaying of cargo for four days, as the ship left Rotterdam Maasvlakte on September 20, based on Marine Traffic’s vessel tracking data. The ship was assisted into the London port by Svitzer tugs early this morning when the unloading operations started.

Able to carry more than 18,800teu containers and at 400m long, Barzan is the largest containership to have ever sailed down the River Thames.

The giant containership is scheduled to leave London Gateway on Tuesday morning.

World Maritime News Staff

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