Maersk ship hit by explosion off the coast of New York

A crew member has been evacuated from Maersk container ship Laura Maersk after an explosion occurred in the ship's engine room. Se a video of the rescue operation here.

Photo: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Maersk container ship Laura Maersk has been hit by an explosion in its engine room, which has left the ship without power off the coast of New York.

The explosion occurred Thursday last week approximately 275 nautical miles southeast of Newark.

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