“Once there, the recovery and assessment efforts of the cargo can proceed in a safer environment.
At present, the containership is approximately 1,250 nautical miles from the Bahamas and is expected to arrive in Freeport by next week. The Yantian Express currently sails with its own machine and in tug escort,” the company added.
The fire broke out in one of the containers on the ship’s deck on January 3, while the 7,510 TEU boxship was on its way from Colombo to Halifax, spreading to additional containers. The ship’s crew was evacuated after the fire aboard the vessel increased in intensity.
Based on the latest update from the German liner, the fire has been widely contained. Five of the ship’s crew members have returned to the stricken ship.
“The remaining salvage operations have made considerable progress,” according to Hapag-Lloyd.
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