Maersk Honam renamed, ready to be relaunched

Nearly a year and a half after 15,282 teu boxship Maersk Honam (IMO 9784271) suffering a serious fire, killing five seamen, Maersk is set to send the 15,282 teu boxship Maersk Honam (IMO 9784271) back on active duty.

The ship, which caught fire on March 6th last year. has been renamed Maersk Halifax.

The damaged ship’s bow was cut off at a yard in Dubai and the remainder of the ship was then moved by a semi-submersible ship to Ulsan in South Korea, where Hyundai Heavy Industries has been repairing it ever since. She now has has a reshaped, less flared bow and an SOx scrubber. Alphaliner reports that the Maersk Halifax is scheduled to join the Asia – Mediterranean AE11/Jade’ service with MSC on August 5th.

2017-built, Singapore-flagged, 153,153 gt Maersk Halifax is owned by Moller Singapore AP Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is managed by Maersk Line AS of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is entered with Standard Club (European division) on behalf of AP Moller Singapore Pte Ltd.