The Maersk Kampala, adrift south of the Suez Canal, for a third day was still fighting a fire that broke out in two containers in the foremost bays on its deck.
The fire began at approximately 21:00 on Aug. 28 while the vessel was heading north towards the Suez Canal.
Maersk Line said all crew are accounted for. No injuries were reported, and communication with the vessel is ongoing. The vessel is fully maneuverable.
Tug boats with fire-fighting capability remain on the scene fighting the fire. An additional fire-fighting team was expected to arrive to help with the effort.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Maersk Kampala, which was built in 2001 as the P&O Nedlloyd Houtman, has a nominal capacity of 7,070 20-foot-equivalent units.
Maersk said it would provide updates as soon as new information becomes available.