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Panamax containership Cap Jackson disabled due to fire

Panamax containership Cap Jackson disabled due to fire

Cap Jackson, a Panamax containership, reported a fire in the auxiliary engine room at July 29, 2020, while preparing to transit the Panama Canal.

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The crew members are confirmed to be healthy and no injuries have been confirmed.

The team monitors the temperatures in all areas and tracks the situation on a continuing process.

The 4,600 TEU vessel, designed in 2010, is stored in the port of Balboa, while a repair plan and contingency measures are being reviewed.

“We would like to inform you that our partner Maersk reported that no cargo damages have been detected caused by the incident,” Hapag-Lloyd said in a customer advisory.

The Singapore-flagged ship operates in the Mediterranean Pacific Service (MPS), connecting the Mediterranean ports to the US and the Canadian West Coast.

The cause of the fire is not clear yet.

Maritime Business World 

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