Emma Maersk has left the repair yard in Palermo, Sicily, and is currently in Malaga to load cargo. The ship, of approximately 15,000 teu, once the largest ship in the world, will sail east through the Suez Canal in mid-August and is now once again part of Maersk Line's Asia-Europe network, says A.P. Moeller-Maersk Press Director Louise Münter to ShippingWatch.
The massive ship experienced dramatic circumstances as it suddenly began to take on water while entering the Suez Canal on February 1st. It subsequently turned out that the significant breach was caused by a punctured thruster in the aft portion of the ship, which flooded the Emma Maersk's engine room in just a few hours. The ship was quickly maneuvered to safety in Port Said, in the northern end of the Canal, before being shipped to Palermo for repairs.
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