Container ship MAERSK ARAS limping back to Manzanillo

Alert:
Feb 19: MAERSK ARAS, IMO 9624275, dwt 60,153, North Pacific off Gulf of California – NUC since Feb 17, en route from Mexico to Japan, ETA Mar 4.
Monitoring:
Started moving on Feb 25 back to Mexico, port of destination now Ensenada, ETA Mar 1. According to Japanese schedule, the ship is to dock at Yokohama on Mar 4.
Feb 26 0500 UTC – NUC, drifting. Feb 27 0500 UTC – NUC, drifting. Mar 1 – NUC, drifting, ETA changed to Mar 5.
Mar 2 Update
According to unconfirmed report which is referring to Hapag-Lloyd, MAERSK ARAS suffered engine failure, but remained under way. As of 0930 UTC Mar 2, the ship was under way at some 4.5-5.0 knots speed, port of destination changed from Ensenada to Manzanillo, ETA Mar 3.
Container ship MAERSK ARAS, IMO 9624275, dwt 60,153, capacity 4662 TEU, built 2013, flag Panama.

Full story with ships details available for subscribers only, for subscription contact [email protected]
Subscribe if you want to receive accidents news ASAP and in full.

Author

//

My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.