MAERSK EUREKA breaks down, delay to be expected

According to a recent report, the 13,100 TEU containership, Maersk Eureka (IMO: 9501239), faced fuel pump damage, apparently on the 10th of March. The crew decided to shut the main engine of the vessel and replace the pump on 12th March. It was later reported that after two days, the core engine had to be shut down again, in order to further investigate the issue.

Maersk has confirmed that no containers have been lost or damaged and all the reefers are on-power. However, higher winds are expected in the next three-five days and the company is prepared with the required contingency plans in place.

Maersk has informed that the engine will be repaired at sea itself with the parts arriving by 28th March via an ocean-going tug and the repairs expected to last till 31st March. This is supposedly going to delay the vessel by 15-20 days. The estimated arrival at the port of discharge, Long Beach, is still uncertain due to the ongoing severe congestion in South California.