Egypt: ‘Maersk Kampala’ Container ship Caught Fire Near Suez Canal – 300813 1205z

'Maersk Kampala' Containership Caught Fire Near the Suez Canal

Maersk Line can confirm that the Maersk Kampala is presently fighting a fire in two containers within the foremost bays on deck. The vessel is fully maneuverable, but drifting south of the Suez Canal.

All crew are accounted for and no injuries reported and communication with the vessel is ongoing.

Tugboats with fire-fighting capability are on the scene fighting the fire. In addition, a fire fighting team will arrive this evening to provide further assistance.
Friday, 30 August, 2013 at 08:54 (08:54 AM) UTC RSOE

 

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