Fire on Maersk Elba Container Ship

by | Dec 27, 2020 | Maritime Law

There was a fire on the container ship Maersk Elba on December 26, 2020.  At the time the vessel was en route from Sri Lanka to Felixstowe, UK.  It is unclear what caused the fire, although the location is believed to be the engine room.  It is unknown at this time if anyone sustained injuries.

The fire comes just two days after the deadly fire on board a trawler vessel killed three, and one day after a tug boat caught fire off Malaysia.

Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous fires and explosions can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seaman at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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