Heavy weather damage on container vessel Maersk Newport and subsequent fire during repairs

Location: Heavy weather 50 miles west of Guernsey, Channel Islands, fire at container berth in Algeciras, Spain.

Accident Investigation Report 13/2009

Investigation report into two marine accidents including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

MaerskNewportReport.pdf (1,243.51 kb)

Annexes (2,210.87 kb)


Container ship Maersk Newport suffered damage during heavy weather, 50 miles west of Guernsey on 10 November 2008. The vessel continued on passage to the container berth in Algeciras, Spain. On the 15 November 2008, while undergoing repairs, the ship suffered further damage when a fire broke out.

Published: 17 June 2009

Published 23 January 2015