Section of fire stricken Maersk Honam heads to South Korea for reconstruction 

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Maersk Honam. PHOTO CREDIT: gcaptain

The sound part of the Maersk Honam, which was hit by a serious fire in March 2018, is now on its way to South Korea, where it will be rebuilt.

The containership’s 228.5-metres-long section from midship to stern section was loaded aboard the heavy-lift vessel Xin Guan Hua on open waters outside Dubai on February 2.

The section is expected to be delivered to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea in March, where it will be joined with a newbuild forward section. The shipyard built the stricken ship in017. 

Maersk said the former forward section is moored at Drydock World Dubai for continued removal of damaged containers and debris.

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The company said once cleaned, the damaged section would be recycled in accordance with Maersk’s Responsible Ship Recycling Standard (RSRS). 

The rebuilt vessel is expected to resume service in the second half of 2019. 

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