Crew evacuate burning Hapag- Lloyd ship in the Atlantic

Crew onboard the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Yantian Express were evacuated Sunday as a fire, underway since Friday, became difficult to contain. The 23 crew of the 7,500teu ship were moved onto the salvage tug Smit Nicobar. Another tug, Maersk Mobiliser, is expected to tow the burning ship to the Canadian port of Halifax. None of the crew have been hurt in the accident None of bad weather condition, the fire has not been successfully contained yet and has significantly increased in intensity at times,” Hapag-Lloyd said in a statement on Sunday.


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