We have learned of an incident involving the vessel “YANTIAN EXPRESS”, a Germany flag, 2002 built, 88,493 gt fully cellular container ship.
Having also called at Singapore and Colombo on a voyage from North East Asia, the Vessel was passing NE of Bermuda en route to Halifax, Canada, when a fire erupted in a container onboard, before spreading to other containers.
“YANTIAN EXPRESS” reduced speed and changed course in an attempt to mitigate wind force and assist the crew’s firefighting efforts. At 1300 UTC 4th January, the ship was moving in a NE direction at some 7 knots speed, with firefighting apparently continuing.
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