The fire hit Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to be towed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Fighting is continuing on the Maersk Honam, while the 22 surviving crew members evacuated from the burning containership have safely reached shore.

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

A serious fire onboard the ultra-large containership Maersk Honam in the Arabian Sea has left four seafarers missing.