Yantian Express undergoes inspection and decontamination in Bahamas

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

The Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express suffered a cargo fire while transiting the Atlantic from Canada on 3 January.

Alliance partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) said in an advisory to customers developments of the situation on Yantian Express are being closely monitored, and further details on the discharging operations and cargo arrangement will be advised once determined.

“ONE North America has set up a dedicated phone queue to answer questions about cargo on the Yantian Express,” ONE stated.

Read more: Fire hit Yantian Express sailing to Freeport, Bahamas

Starting in a single container, on 3 January in the Atlantic, the fire spread to other boxes and the crew was forced to abandon the vessel with it taking a week to largely contain and bring the blaze under control.

Posted 07 February 2019

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Lee Hong Liang

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