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Departure of the damaged “Yantian Express” is near

Hamburg - Four months after it caught fire in the Atlantic, the 7,510 TEUs “Yantian Express” could leave Freeport Harbour, in the Bahamas, by the end of next week with the remaining cargo onboard

Hamburg - Four months after it caught fire in the Atlantic, the 7,510 TEUs “Yantian Express” could leave Freeport Harbour, in the Bahamas, by the end of next week with the remaining cargo onboard.

Hapag-Lloyd’s, the German vessel’s liner, writes in a release that vessel’s repairs are nearing completion and declaration of seaworthiness is expected shortly.

The “Yantian”, which is 320 meters long and sails under German flag in the East Coast Loop 5 service, was built in 2002 and was on its way from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal when, on January the 3rd, fire broke out in one container on its deck.

In Freeport, the “Yantians” has been recovered and re-assessed, and it is now ready to proceed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for delivery of remaining onboard cargoes. Exact date will be confirmed once forward schedule and terminal arrangements have been finally concluded.

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