DMAIB Publishes 'Maersk Champion' Fire Report
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) reports on the fire that occured on board in early 2012.
On 9 January 2012, a fire broke out in the ship’s hospital of the AHTS vessel Maersk Champion that was engaged in tanker lifting/heading control off the Brazilian coast.
The cause of the fire was self ignition by a chemical reaction between chlorine-containing granules and other chemical substances in a plastic box with medicine and chemical residues located in the ship's hospital.
The fire was fought effectively by the ship’s crew but the ship’s hospital was burnt out and the adjoining compartments in the accommodation were also damaged as a result of the fire.
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has published a marine accident report about the incident which can be accessed here.