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KUDOS TO OFFICERS AND CREW OF MAERSK KENSINGTON FOR “JOB WELL DONE”

March 28th 2018

MM&P officials commended the officers and crew of MAERSK KENSINGTON for putting out a fire that had broken out in a cargo hold while the vessel was sailing from Salalah, Oman, towards Suez.

“We are proud of our members aboard the MAERSK KENSINGTON,” said MM&P Atlantic Ports Vice President Don Josberger.

“They are highly trained officers who did their duty with courage and professionalism.”

No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out on March 15.

The officers and crew took immediate safety measures, releasing CO2 into the cargo hold to contain the fire.

“The crew reacted swiftly and per procedure,” Maersk said in a statement.

MM&P officers responding to the blaze aboard the vessel were Master Paul E. Coan, Chief Mate Scott Phelps, Second Mate Paul T. Camirand and Third Mate Andrew B. Rahner.

“Congratulations to the officers and crew for a job well done,” MM&P President Don Marcus wrote Captain Coan.

“We are grateful for your handling of the emergency and your stalwart, professional leadership, which is in the finest tradition of MM&P.”

“This crew, particularly the MM&P LDOs and especially Chief Mate Scott Phelps, were stellar and were instrumental in the positive outcome of this fire,” Coan responded.

After spending time at anchor outside the Port of Salalah, MAERSK KENSINGTON is now headed back to New York.