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

Hapag-Lloyd says that the container fire on the vessel Yantian Express that started on 3 January has been brought under control.

The year has not started off well or the shipping industry and the cause of marine safety. The fatal fire aboard the vehicle carrier Sincerity Ace cost the lives of five seafarers and will have destroyed 3,600 cars and most probably the vessel herself.

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

The crew of the containership Yantian Express have been successfully evacuated as the fire in containers on its deck “significantly” increases in intensity.

The crew of the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express are battling a fire on the vessel in the Atlantic but are being hampered by poor weather conditions.