Update: Fire In Two Containers Aboard Maersk Kampala

Maersk Kampala, situated south of the Suez Canal, continues to fight a fire in two containers in the foremost bays on the deck.

The fire began at approximately 21:00 on 28 August while the vessel was heading north towards the Suez Canal. All crew are accounted for, no injuries reported and communication with the vessel is ongoing.

Tug boats with fire-fighting capability remain on the scene fighting the fire.


The additional fire-fighting team has been delayed due to a breakdown in the tug hired to take them to the vessel. They will now arrive this evening. Updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available.

Reference & Image Credits: maerskline

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