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Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #20 on: Mar 10, 2018, 06:15 PM »
I was on the ship last year as she was being completed, maersk ships are very well designed. This explosion is something totally un expected and is most probably caused by some undeclared cargo such as fireworks because it was an explosion. The crew did a good job abandoning her as quick as they did,a 29 man crew can not handle something like this. Sad 4 crew are missing and 1 has died

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #21 on: Mar 10, 2018, 07:20 PM »
That is very sad! And how awful that dangerous substances can be stored in innocent containers, endangering lives, ships and other people's property...

Are the contents of containers not checked and approved by authorised agents and by Customs of the country of departure?

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Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Are the contents of containers not checked and approved by authorised agents and by Customs of the country of departure?

It's probably a random check on a certain number of containers?

I doubt anywhere would have the manpower to check everything being sent, given the huge volumes being transported these days?
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Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2018, 12:01 AM »
If you are in the South East USA visit Savannah, great place for Maersk spotting, along with many others.
Ships sail right by River St.....party central!!!!
« Last Edit: Mar 11, 2018, 12:07 AM by CasinoChris »

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Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #25 on: Mar 13, 2018, 01:21 PM »
Sad that the remain have been found, but hope it brings closure to the families.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Maersk container ships
« Reply #26 on: Mar 13, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Update : Remains of three of the four missing crew members found on board the ship, the fourth still missing. The fire is still blazing, cause being investigated.

https://www.maerskline.com/news/2018/03/12/remains-of-three-out-of-four-missing-crews

http://splash247.com/remains-three-missing-crew-found-onboard-maersk-honam/

What a horrifying photograph in this article! If this explosion and fire was caused by undeclared dangerous substances in a container, I can only feel anger vis-à-vis those who risk other people's lives and loves and possessions in this way...

May the five crew members rest in peace, and may their families receive all the care and support they need...