The Emma Maersk hole will now be closed

Divers are closing the hole in the hull of Emma Maersk with a steel plate of four square meters. The hole has prompted Maersk Line to stop the use of stern thrusters providing sideways drift on the seven Emma Maersk sister ships.

Photo: Maersk Line

Divers are closing the hole in the thruster tunnel which caused the flooding of the Emma Maersk engine room, the Danish technology and science magazine, Ingeniøren, reports.

Once the hole is closed, the water will be pumped from the engine room and the shaft tunnel one deck at a time. Not until this process is over, the engineers will be able to find an explanation as to how the crack appeared in on of the two stern thrusters which provides the ships with the ability to sail sideways.

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