Container Ship Caught fire at Lakshadweep

A containership owned and operated by Maersk international was caught on fire at the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep. The fleet had an attendance of over 27 crew members with over 13 Indians on board.

The news had been set out by an India Coast Guard, who has initiated the secondary rescue mission. The giant container ship named ‘Maersk Honam’ was affected by the tragic event, while en route to Suez from Singapore.

Meanwhile, reports came as the flame occurred after an explosion, that broke fire towards the vessel’s bridge, followed by ‘MV Als Cicero’ reaching the spot rescuing 23 crew members.

“Swiftly responded to a major fire onboard ‘MV Maersk Honam’ about 650 NM from Kochi on 06 Mar. MRCC Mumbai coordinated immediate rescue of 23 out of 27 crew through merchant vessels in area. ICG ship Shoor diverted for further assistance,” tweeted Indian Coast Guard.

“Search Operations are on and Coast Guard assets have been pressed into action, It is our priority to save and rescue the four missing crew and also continue our efforts to salvage the vessel with assistance of specialized vessels which is being arranged in coordination with the Ship agency, “said Inspector General, KR Nautiyal,Coast Guard Commander