Maersk Line confirmed the death of one of the crew evacuees of the ship “Maersk Honam”, product of a violent fire in one of the warehouses of the ship, occurred on March 6 while sailing in the waters of the Arabian Sea, heading to the Suez Canal . It is a person of male sex of Thai origin, whose death occurred due to injuries suffered during the fire.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our colleagues who, in the first place, had been evacuated, the seriousness of the event has increased and everyone in Maersk is moved by this, we are in contact with the family of the deceased and our thoughts and Condolences are addressed to them, “said Søren Toft, COO and member of the Board of Directors of AP Moller – Maersk.
The other 22 rescued crew members are on their way to Sri Lanka aboard the ship “ALS Ceres”. In addition, four other crew members are still missing.
“We are doing everything possible in this tragic situation to take care of all the evacuated colleagues and continue the intense search and rescue operations underway for the four crew members who are currently missing,” said Søren Toft.
Maersk Line also reported that the hope of finding the missing crew members alive vanishes with the passing of the hours. “As the search operation continues, the hope of finding our missing colleagues is fading.” We are in contact with their families and know that, tragically, the time elapsed decreases the probability of finding their loved ones alive. Our thoughts and prayers go to them, “said Søren Toft.
Source: Mundo Maritimo