A CONTAINERSHIP has arrived at the Port of Oakland after an engine-room fire knocked out the ship’s propulsion system on Friday, 14 May.
When the fire occurred, the 4888-TEU, Liberian-flagged NYK Delphinus was about 50 kilometres off the coast of California en-route to Oakland from Vancouver, Canada.
No injuries were reported, and the US Coast Guard reports that all crew are reported safe and accounted for. There are also no reported signs of pollution.
Tugboats began towing the ship to Oakland on Saturday morning. It arrived at Oakland Terminal Berth 22 at about 7pm local time on Monday.
The US Coast Guard said marine surveyors and a marine chemist boarded the Delphinus Monday morning.
“The chemist determined spaces were safe for entry and the surveyors inspected the structural integrity of the vessel. The surveyors deemed the ship seaworthy,” a statement from the US Coast Guard said.
“The tugboats Patricia Ann, Revolution, Independence, Jamie Ann, and Delta Lindsay completed the Unified Command NOAA-approved tow of the Delphinus to the Port of Oakland.”
Ocean Network Express issued a statement confirming that NYK Delphinus, which was serving on its Atlantic (AL5) Service.
ONE said it was in close co-operation with all relevant authorities, but there was no information available regarding cargo damage.