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Container ship 'Salam Mesra' fire, Singapore; Container ship 'Aeneas' grounding in Suez Canal

Container ship fire, Singapore

Fire erupted in upper decks of superstructure of container ship SALAM MESRA, anchored off Marina Barrage, Singapore, at around 1510 LT (UTC +8) Jul 16. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters and 4 boats were deployed, it took them some 5 hours to bring fire under control. At around 2200 LT firefighters reportedly, were cooling off superstructure to prevent possible rekindling. No injures reported, extent of damages unknown.

Container ship SALAM MESRA, IMO 9353943, dwt 8150, capacity 606 TEU, built 2007, flag Malaysia, manager PIL.

Container ship grounding in Suez Canal
Erofey SchkvarkinNewsJuly 17, 2018

Update: Suez Canal 5 ships mess with triple collision, collision and Canal block

GAC reported container ship grounding in Suez Canal, which occurred on Jul 15 at around 1830 LT, when the ship was transiting Canal in southbound convoy. She was refloated in comparatively short time and towed to Suez southern anchorage, so maybe she’s damaged or experiencing problems. According to AIS, the ship in question is container ship AENEAS. As of 1300 UTC Jul 16, she was still at anchor. She’s en route from Southampton to Singapore.

Container ship AENEAS, IMO 9426790, dwt 63059, capacity 5090 TEU, built 2010, flag HK, manager Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.