Engine fire on Maersk Elba
On Dec 26 at 2.50 local time the 13.600 TEU Danish containervessel Maersk Elba reported a fire in the engine room, while enroute from Colombo to Felixstowe. All crew is safe and accounted for. The vessel is now safe at anchor south of Portugal.
Engine fire om Maersk Elba south of Portugal
Maersk have confirm that Firefighting was quickly initiated and the fire extinguished.
“The safety and health of our people remain our main priority and work is ongoing we are doing our utmost to provide the best possible support to the vessel”, Mikkel Elbek Linnet, Maersk Press Officer, told Maritime Denmark.
Maersk Elba was built in 2011 and is flying the Danish flag.