Maersk Honam ,Fire – probable causes.

Maersk Honam – Fire Onboard.

As a Container ship Captain I’ve experienced a couple of fires on board.

However- luckily nothing on the scale of the Maersk Honam or several other major Container vessel fires in the past few years.

So- What caused the fire?

We don’t know for certain as yet.

However, it may well be undeclared Calcium Hypochlorite.

https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL017840/Maersk-bans-calcium-hypochlorite-shipments

The immediate reaction of Maersk was to ban all Haz.Cargo in Bays adjacent to the accomodation.

However, if the cargo is undeclared in the first place – This isn’t going to help much.

So, What do we do about undeclared Haz.Cargo?

Any suggestions ?

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