Atlantic Enterprise heads to help Laura Maersk

Tug Atlantic Enterprise (IMO 7417240) looked to have been contracted to attend to the disabled containership Laura Maersk, perhaps to supply spare parts and technicians, to fix the ongoing problem on board. As of 06:00 UTC June 8th the Laura Maersk remained adrift. The Atlantic Enterprise was likely to reach her yesterday, June 8th.

The Laura Maersk (IMO 9190731) experienced an explosion in her engine room late on June 4th, disabling the ship and injuring one crew member, while the vessel was  in the North Atlantic, south-east of Newark, New Jersey, her planned destination.

2001-built, Denmark-flagged, 50,688 gt Laura Maersk is owned and managed by Maersk AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is entered with Britannia on behalf of Maersk AS.