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.

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 ?