Maersk ship suffers engine failure in Gibraltar Strait

Maersk ship suffers engine failure in Gibraltar Strait

 

A containership owned by Danish shipping major Maersk experienced main engine damage and started drifting in the Gibraltar Strait on Wednesday. 

At the time of the incident, the 3,078 TEU Maersk Batur just left Algeciras, Spain, and was en route to Newark, the USA.

“The nautical department is sailing the vessel to tow her in Algeciras Port in order to start inspections and fix issue.

“Based on the latest information received and as a result of this incident, the vessel is expected to be delayed. Contingency being worked upon,” Maersk said in an advisory it issued on Thursday. 

The Singapore-flagged boxship is currently moored in Algeciras, according to AIS data.

Built in South Korea in 2009, Maersk Batur has a length of 225 meters and a beam of 32.2 meters, data provided by VesselsValue shows.

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