The fire-hit Yantian Express containership has arrived at Port of Freeport, Bahamas and berthed on 4 February, going through fire inspection and decontamination.

Three tugs are now attending to the stricken Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a cargo fire on 3 January in the Atlantic.

The fire hit containership Maersk Honam is set to reach anchorage Jebel Ali Port today where hotspots still burning on the vessel will be extinguished.

A fire below deck on the containership Maersk Kensington headed towards Suez from Oman has been contained, less than two weeks after the fatal fire onboard the Maersk Honam in the Arabian sea.

The fire onboard the ultra-large containership Maersk Honam was brought under control at the weekend according to reports.

One of the 23 seafarers evacuated from the burning containerhip Maersk Honam has died, while four remain missing.

Container fires can be extremely serious generating superhot temperatures, spreading rapidly through other boxes, endangering the lives of the crew and the ship as whole.

Firefighting efforts began on Friday to put out a container fire on a barge off the Bahamas.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was called on yesterday to fight a container fire on a barge off the Bahamas.

Efforts to put out a blaze in containers onboard the Maersk Kampala are continuing five days after fire broke.