‘Maersk Kampala’ Containership Caught Fire near Suez Canal

'Maersk Kampala' Containership Caught Fire Near the Suez Canal

Maersk Line yesterday confirmed that their 6,802 TEU containership Maersk Kampala had caught fire near the Suez Canal.

The vessel is fully maneuverable but drifting south of the Suez Canal, said Maersk in a press release. All crew are accounted for and no injuries reported and communication with the vessel is ongoing.

Tug boats with fire-fighting capability are on the scene fighting the fire. In addition, a fire fighting team arrived in the evening to provide further assistance.

World Maritime News Staff, August 30, 2013; Image: Maersk Line