The Federal Bureau of Maritime Casualty Investigation (BSU) published an investigation report concerning the fire in the area of the deck cargo on board the container ship YANTIAN EXPRESS on the Atlantic Ocean, identifying Coconut charcoal as the likely cause of last year’s fire.
Following the Yantian Express fire incident that Hapag Lloyd experienced in in early 2019, the company published a statement according to which they will implement a penalty of USD 15,000.00 per container, effective as from September 15, 2019.
As Hapag-Lloyd confirmed, Yantian Express safely arrived at Halifax on May 20, 2019. Now, the ship is berthed at the terminal and has started discharging its cargo. The ship must also back load empty containers to achieve the necessary stability criteria to perform a safe passage to Asia where it will undergo permanent repairs.
Hapag-Lloyd announced that the fire-stricken Yantian Express departed from Freeport, Bahamas, on the evening of May 2019. According to the company, the vessel sailed after ‘all necessary preparatory work could be successfully concluded’.
Four months after a major fire on the 7,510 TEU container ship ‘Yantian Express’, German owner Hapag-Lloyd informed that vessel repairs are now nearing completion and accordingly declaration of seaworthiness is expected shortly.
The US Coast Guard allowed the Dublin Express to leave the New York Container Terminal in Staten Island, on April 5. The departure was approved following completion of repairs and cleaning of the vessel. The Unified Command, including state and federal agencies and the responsible party, will continue cleanup operations until all affected parts of the Arthur Kill Waterway are completely restored.
Almost three months after a major fire on the 7,510 TEU container ship ‘Yantian Express’, German owner Hapag-Lloyd said that all containers in the fire impacted areas in way of cargo holds 1 and 2 (on and under deck) have been discharged from the vessel.
Ocean Network Express published an advisory release, according to which fire-stricken Yantian Express is still waiting to discharge the damaged containers, two weeks after arriving in Freeport, Bahamas. The vessel is expecting the port Authority to give the official approval to begin the discharge operations.
The container ship Yantian Express that burst into flames on 3 January has reached the Port of Freeport, Bahamas. The ships is now waiting for clearance to enter the port, and then the recovery and assessment efforts of the cargo will begin. Cargo in the ship’s first 12 bays, and some of the cargo in the two holds beneath those bays, was impacted. However, a precise estimation of the damage is not possible at the moment.
Hapag-Lloyd informed that after the fire onboard the container ship ‘Yantian Express’ was brought under control, the responsible salvage master from the company Smit decided to sail the vessel to the Port of Freeport, in Bahamas. Upon arrival, the recovery and assessment efforts of the cargo can continue in a safer environment.
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