On Feb 2, the undamaged section of the container ship Maersk Honam left Dubai for South Korea where the ship is to be rebuilt.
The Maersk Honam, 151,400gt, suffered a major fire in the Arabian Sea on Mar 6 last year while bound from Singapore to Suez, and she was towed to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates.
In January this year, the Maersk Line said the ship was to be rebuilt in South Korea and she had now been cut in two at Drydock World Dubai.
The 228.5m long section from midships to the stern section was loaded on to the Chinese heavy-lift ship Xin Guan Hua, 84,503gt, in open waters off Dubai, and they were due to pass Singapore on Feb 18.
The Maersk Line said the heavy-lift ship was due to deliver the section at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard last month, the same shipyard which built the ship in 2017. The stern section will be joined to a newly-built fore section and the rebuilt ship is due to return to service in the second half of this year.!-- google_ad_section_end -->