Engine Room Fire Disables Container Ship


Maersk owned container ship was disabled by fire at Balboa, reports Mikhail Voytenko for Maritime Bulletin.

Engine room fire

Container ship CAP JACKSON reportedly suffered fire in engine room while at anchor at Balboa, Panama, where she arrived on July 29 from Manzanillo Mexico.

One crew was injured and a generator was completely destroyed. CAP JACKSON port of call was Puerto Colon and she was to transit Canal. As of 0430 UTC August 2, she remained at anchor.

  • CAP JACKSON operates on the MPS service for Hapag-Lloyd and the MCPS service for Hamburg Sud, from Livorno Italy through the Panama Canal and north to ports in the US and Vancouver Canada.
  • Hapag-Lloyd, a slot charterer on the Mediterranean Pacific Service (MPS), already notified its’ clients on this accident. The vessel is to undergo repairs.

Vessel Information

Container ship CAP JACKSON, IMO 9484560, dwt 50270, capacity 5600 TEU, built 2010, flag Singapore, manager COLUMBUS SHIPMANAGEMENT (EQUASIS).

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Source: Maritime Bulletin


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