U.S.-flag car carrier safe in Southampton following fire

A U.K. Coastguard search and rescue helicopter transferred assessment teams from Hampshire Fire, Southampton Port and the MCA to the vessel prior to berthing in Southampton. A U.K. Coastguard search and rescue helicopter transferred assessment teams from Hampshire Fire, Southampton Port and the MCA to the vessel prior to berthing in Southampton. H.M. Coastguard

FEBRUARY 25, 2017—The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency reports that the 622 ft U.S.-flag car carrier Honor is now safe and alongside in Southampton Port, where she will remain over the weekend in a stable condition. The crew are safe and well.

The 1997-built Honor reported an on board fire at 3.45 a.m. Friday morning when in the English Channel while on route to Baltimore from Southampton (see earlier story).

The Honor is operated by American Roll-On/Roll-Off Carrier (ARC), Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

 

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