The container ship Maersk Eureka stays in the Pacific for 12 days after a sudden breakdown


Recently, a large-scale Maersk container ship suffered a sudden engine failure while sailing in the Pacific, causing serious delays in the schedule.

The vessel involved in the accident was the container ship Maersk Eureka (IMO 9501239), built in 2012, flying the Singapore flag, carrying a container capacity of 13092 TEU, and was sailing from the Port of Yokohama, Japan to the Port of Long Beach, the United States at the time of the incident.

According to foreign media reports, the fuel pump of the container ship Maersk Eureka was damaged, and the crew stopped the main engine to replace the fuel pump on March 12. But two days later, it still didn’t work, and the crew had to stop the main engine again for the next investigation.

The ship operator Maersk stated that the repair work of the Maersk Eureka will be carried out at sea. The parts will be delivered to the ship by ocean tug on March 28. The engine will be repaired by maintenance technicians. The repair work is expected to continue until March 31. .

Maersk stated in the statement that in order to reduce further impact, the engine will still be turned off. There are currently no containers lost or damaged, and the refrigerated cabinets are all powered on.

According to the weather forecast, the wind in the Pacific Ocean is expected to be even greater in the next 3 to 5 days. In this regard, Maersk said that the company has developed contingency plans, such as continuous inspection of cables and a tugboat on standby to prevent any cargo loss.

This article is reproduced from State Reading Network.

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