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This is what went wrong on Emma Maersk

Several broken propeller blades were the primary reason why Emma Maersk sprang a leak, according a marine accident report. Find pictures of the damages below.

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The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board concludes in its report that a mechanical failure caused the leak at the propeller on Emma Maersk, which subsequently led to the flood of the engine room.

Below are a series of pictures from the marine accident report completed by the Maritime Accident Investigation Board, and the full version of the report can be found here.

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