An ultra-large container ship operated by Hanjin Shipping caught fire as it transited the Suez Canal on 1 May.
The Suez Canal Authority said that the 13,000-teu Hanjin Green Earth was 48 km to the south of the canal when some containers caught fire.
The flames were extinguished after three hours.
IHS Maritime’s AIS data shows the 2013-built ship was passing through the canal as part of an Asia-North Europe voyage and had just arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
A spokesman for Hanjin Shipping told IHS Maritime that no oil spills or casualties resulted from the fire.
Hanjin is chartering the ship from Peter Doehle.
The spokesman said, “We’re not clear about the cause of the fire. We’ll have to go through the inspection reports.”
She added that the Hanjin Green Earth is now anchored at portside in Egypt to await inspection. Usually, the ship would proceed with its voyage after the inspection. But it depends. We’ll analyse the situation.”