The Yantian Express is expected to to start discharging undamaged containers in the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia over four and half months after it was hit with cargo fire in the Atlantic while sailing to the Canadian port.

The fire damaged containership Yantian Express is expected to arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 19 May, over four and a half months after it was originally due to call at the Canadian port.

General Average and Salvage security is yet to be posted on one third of the undamaged containers onboard the Yantian Express which suffered a cargo fire on 3 January.

To the melancholy list of lives and ships lost and damaged by burning and exploding containers we can now add the 56,642 gross tonnes of Grimaldi’s Grande America, now settling into the mud of the deepest part of the Bay of Biscay.

General Average has been declared on the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a container fire on 3 January.

The Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to sail to Freeport in the Bahamas three weeks after it was hit with a cargo fire.

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

Seafarers from the burning car carrier Sincerity Ace were rescued in “horrific” conditions according the Master of the Green Lake one of four vessels that came their aid after an alert from the US Coast Guard.

A Vietnamese chemical tanker is on fire off Hong Kong following an explosion that has left at least crew member dead and 21 rescued.

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

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