MAERSK LINE to probe shipboard fire on Eugen Maersk with eye to misdeclared cargo causes

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The largest shipping company Maersk Group is going to investigate the fire, which broke few days ago on its 15,500-TEU container ship Eugen Maersk off Aden with a view to determining whether the fire onboard was the result of cargo misdeclarations.

Related: MAERSK's Eugen Maersk caught fire in the Gulf of Aden

The contents of the damaged container ship Eugen Maersk and of 4 others, which caught fire were declared to be household goods and none should have contained hazardous material, according to the statement of Maersk Line.

Fire onboard the container ship Eugen Maersk broke out in the Gulf of Aden heading on an Asia-Europe run, forcing the container vessel to put into Djibouti where affected containers were discharged before the vessel continued its sailing.