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Investigation points to dangerous cargo as likely cause of fire on Maersk Honam

A new investigation concludes that a dangerous cargo that spoiled was likely the cause of the fire that broke out in the cargo hold of container ship Maersk Honam. Five seafarers were killed in the accident.

The fire on Maersk Honam broke out on March 6, 2018. The Indian coast guard helped put out the fire. Photo: INDIAN COAST GUARD

It was likely a dangerous cargo that triggered the fire on board container ship Maersk Honam, concludes a new report.

The container ship erupted in flames in March 2018, when a fire broke out in one of its cargo holds. The crew tried to put out the fire, but it quickly spread to large parts of the ship.

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