Container Ship Loses Power Due to Engine Room Fire, Involving Multiple Co-loading Shipping Companies


Recently, a container ship named ‘X-Press Kailash,’ with a capacity of 2,742 TEUs, suffered an engine room fire while navigating in the Arabian Sea.


Data indicates that the affected container ship is a regional feeder vessel connecting the Indian subcontinent with Southeast Asia and the Middle East. There are more than ten co-loading shipping companies on board, and the fire incident has led to several days of delays.


Following the fire, the ship’s crew managed to extinguish the significant blaze on ‘X-Press Kailash,’ but the main engine’s power has not yet been restored.

On October 4th, an official statement revealed that the vessel’s auxiliary power was restored earlier on the night of October 3rd, and all emergency systems are now operational. Work to restore the main engine’s power is still ongoing.

According to data from major shipping companies, ‘X-Press Kailash’ has numerous co-loading shipping companies on board, including Maersk, Evergreen Line, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), ZIM, Wan Hai Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), SITC, Pacific International Lines (PIL), Seago Line, SeaLand, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), and Gold Star Line.

Post time: Oct-10-2023