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Seventeen months after a fire ripped through it, Maersk is set to send the 15,282 teu boxship Maersk Honam back on active duty.

According to Alphaliner, the ship, which caught fire on March 6 last year leading to the loss of five seafarer lives, has been renamed Maersk Halifax.

The damaged ship’s bow was cut off at a yard in Dubai and the remainder of the ship was then moved by a semi-submersible ship to Ulsan in South Korea, where Hyundai Heavy Industries has since been fixing it. The redux vessel now features a reshaped, less flared bow and an SOx scrubber.
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Alphaliner reports the Maersk Halifax is scheduled to join the Asia – Mediterranean AE11/Jade’ service with MSC on August 5.