MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A wishes to provide shippers with an update on the Maersk Bratan 519N that was operating on our Oceania Loop 2 Service when it encountered technical issues on Monday 29th June, three days after departure from Auckland, New Zealand.
The vessel operator has confirmed that the Maersk Bratan 519N will no longer be returning to Auckland for repairs.
The Maersk Bratan 519N is instead proceeding to Balboa, Panama with a preliminary ETA 19th July.
The Maersk Bratan 519N will undertake final repairs in Balboa which are expected to require an additional 5 to 7 days to complete.
Regarding current cargo contingency plans, the vessel operator has advised the following:
Following repairs in Balboa and pending approval of canal authorities, the Maersk Bratan 519N will proceed through the Panama Canal where the vessel will berth in Manzanillo, Panama. Vessel will then complete a full discharge of cargo.
In the event that the Maersk Bratan 519N is unable to proceed through the Panama Canal, vessel will omplete a full discharge of cargo in Balboa.
We will continue to advise on any updates received by the vessel operator.