A container ship with 27 crew members on the Singapore-flagged Maersk Honam include 13 from India, nine from the Philippines, two from Thailand, and one from Romania, South Africa, and the United Kingdom ,caught fire in the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep Islands on Tuesday night, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said on Wednesday.

“The crew sent out a distress signal and a total of 23 crew members were safely evacuated to the nearby vessel ALS Ceres.

Four of the ship’s crew members are missing while the others have been rescued, it said. The 330-metre-long Maersk Honam, which was en route to Suez from Singapore caught fire on Tuesday night with flames from the main deck of the ship rising up to its bridge (a height of about 25 metres),
The chances of locating the four missing seafarers from burning container ship Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea are dwindling, says Maersk in an update Thursday afternoon
. One crew member is confirmed dead.
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  1. I believe the fire was cause by highly inflamable products which can be falsely declared or not properly stored, so when it’s resulted to fire it very difficult to quench, my deepest condolences goes out to the family of the crew member the lost his life.

  2. Sale Presutto what a mean horrible thing to say! People are missing and have lost a life. There is no need for such rude comments. In times like this people need to come together and help each other. There is no space in this world for mean people like you.

  3. As a former Maersk employee, I have been following this, horrified. I pray they find the missing and my heart goes out to the family of the lost mariner. This is a stark reminder of the dangers we face out there. Be good to each other!

  4. C’mon Mark Homan I don’t think here is the best place to post about bringing back western seafarers given the circumstances. I’ve sailed with Thai, Chinese, Filipino and Brits and there’s good and bad from all nationalities.

  5. Amo na dapat nila panumdumon nga mabudlay mag ubra sa barko, ang iban nagapagusto lang ka gasto ka kwarta ka seaman, pero kabuhi ang ginataya nila, iban nagapahambog nga seaman bata nila! Daku allotment nila! Mga tikalon pa! Wala Sila kahibalo kung ano ka risky mag ubra sa barko

  6. Saddened for the loss of life at sea.
    Not prejudging the investigation outcome, unfortunately Similar incidents will continue to occur onboard unless we have a more stringent control measures over mis-declared containers contents as well as proper IMDG Stowage segregation, in my experience this incident would be a perfect example of what not to do.
    Hyundai Fortune incident comes to mind…Have we not learnt the lessons YET???

  7. The crew is not good, company pay cheapest crew for earn more money. Dont wont to pay profesional people who know the job and go to school to learn for this situation and job. All people who know this people who was on board are not good seamen.