Container vessel Yantian Express - Container Fire - Investigation Report

Yantian Express Abandoned in North Atlantic Due to Ongoing Container Fire

The crew of the containership Yantian Express has been evacuated as the container fire continues to burn on board the ship in the North Atlantica, Hapag-Lloyd said in an update on Sunday.

Sounds like the crew got off onto a tug OK .

There have been too many container fires like this late. Now Maersk and other container shipping companies are looking at ways to ensure proper declaration of content and proper stowage/lashing of cargo in containers before loading:

DonJon’s Atlantic Enterprise (Mr Pete) is heading out towards the ship along with a few Canadian and Euro tugs.

More shipping companies should follow Maersk’s lead with random inspection of containers:

Greencarrier Freight offer container inspection in China:

Today, the German Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation published the investigation report about the fire on board the German flagged container vessel ‘Yantian Express’

Incident in the North Atlantic on January 3, 2019

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