Emma Maersk Towed to Fincantieri Repair Yard in Palermo

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The damaged container ship of the biggest international shipping company, Emma Maersk has been successfully towed to a Fincantieri yard in Palermo, Sicily, where she is going to undergo repairs to fix a broken stern thruster and damage caused by a flooded engine room.
The company engaged with the towage of Emma Maersk, Fairmount Marine confirmed Monday that its tug vessel, Fairmount Alpine, delivered the massive container ship Emma Maersk to the Fincantieri yard following a week long, 1,276 nautical miles tow from the SCCT at Port Said, where the Emma Maersk unexpectedly discharged her cargo following the accident she experienced on 1st of February, 2013.
According to the previous information, the container ship Emma Maersk experienced an ingress of water into her engine room that caused the ship to lose its power close to the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. The head of Ship Management, Palle Laursen of Maersk Line, later confirmed the information that initial inspections indicated that the ingress of water was caused by damage to 1 of the ship’s stern thrusters and repairs may take “a matter of months”.
Emma Mærsk was the largest container vessel ever constructed when she was launched in 2006, which at 397-metres long may carry 14,770 TEU.