New Panamax container ship fire, Arabian sea

New Panamax container ship APL LE HAVRE reported fire on board in the afternoon Aug 9 off Gujarat coast, India, Arabian sea, while en route from Karachi Pakistan to Nhava Sheva India. The SHIP slowed speed and turned to Mundra Port, Gulf of Kutch. The ship was escorted to Gulf by Indian Coast Guard, she reached Gulf of Kutch in the morning Aug 10, but wasn’t anchored at Mundra Anchorage, contrary to official statement. She’s moving in logs off Mundra. Fire said to be under control, it is not clear where exactly fire started, probably in containers. If so, fire can hardly be put under control in such a short time. Crew reportedly safe. Awaiting updates. Photos @DefencePRO_Guj
Container ship APL LE HAVRE, IMO 9461881, dwt 123137, capacity 10070 TEU, built 2012, flag Singapore, operator Neptune Shipmanagement (AIS).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.