Home / Shipping / Hapag Lloyd Statement on Fire on board the Yantian Express

Hapag Lloyd Statement on Fire on board the Yantian Express

File Photo

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

Hapag-Lloyd has issued a media statement on fire incident on board Yantian Express. On 3 January, a fire broke out in one container on the deck of the Yantian Express and spread to additional containers.

The crew of 8 officers and 15 seafarers is unharmed. Efforts to extinguish the fire in the containers were launched immediately but have had to be suspended for the time being due to a significant deterioration of weather conditions.

The 7,510 TEU vessel, which is 320 meters long and sails under German flag in the East Coast Loop 5 (EC5) service, was built in 2002 and was on its way from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal. At present, the ship is approximately 650 nautical miles off the coast of Canada.

“It is still too early to make a precise estimate of any damage to the vessel or its cargo. Hapag-Lloyd is closely cooperating with all relevant authorities,” the statement added.

About Admin

Check Also

Cochin Shipyard Signs 5 Year AMC For Coastal Police Interceptor Boats With Kerala Police

Cochin: Port Wings News Network: Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on 9 January 2019 inked an …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *