Olga Maersk Suffers Engine Room Fire, Crew Safe

A fire broke out in the engine room on board Maersk’s Panamax containership Olga Maersk on January 29, while the vessel was on route from Panama to Cartagena.

Image Courtesy: Maersk

All crew on board the vessel are safe and accounted for, Hamburg Süd, German liner company, acquired by Danish major Maersk, said.

“The fire, which was contained to the engine room, has been extinguished following fire fighting procedures,” the company said.

The Danish-flagged 3,000 TEU containership was built in 2003.

“We will inform you as soon as possible on the schedule adjustments that will be necessary as a result of this incident,” the company added.

Based on the data from Marine Traffic, the ship is moored in Puerto de Cristobal, Panama.

World Maritime News Staff