Maersk Brooklyn disabled in the English Channel

By Accidents

The 294-meter Maersk Brooklyn was reported to have lost propulsion in the English Channel.

The boxship suffered the engine failure on June 16 while en route from Antwerpen, Belgium, to Marsaxlokk, Malta.

Maersk Brooklyn (IMO number 9313931 and MMSI 219215000)

Photo: John White

The tug Lomax was sent to assist the disabled vessel.

According to Maersk Line, the issues are minor. Maersk Brooklyn will resume her voyage to Malta when all required repairs are finished.

Maersk Brooklyn (IMO number 9313931 and MMSI 219215000) was built in 2007. The 53,890-DWT container ship has a capacity for 4,196 TEUs.

Current position of Maersk Brooklyn