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How Hong Kong firefighters battled fireballs sparked by charcoal-filled boxes in port (SCMP)

Unusual situation sparked by cargo offloaded at Tuen Mun terminal, involving 11,000 bags of fine charcoal powder Containers caught fire at different times, requiring crews to empty all units While Hong Kong residents went about their daily business, a team of firefighters last month were toiling to contain a stubborn …

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Container vessel “E.R. Kobe” suffered double fire

The post-Panamax container vessel “E.R. Kobe”, managed by Zeaborn Ship Management, suffered a double fire on its way from Vietnam to China. Fortunately, no injury or environmental pollution is reported. Both times three containers caught fire on board. Report of Zeaborn Ship Management about the “E.R. Kobe” accident: On board the …

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Container vessel in flames – Royal Navy saves the crew

The crew of HMS Argyll spent eight hours saving every soul aboard the Grande America in the Bay of Biscay after the ship’s cargo of containers and cars caught fire. The frigate – on her way home to Plymouth after nine months away in the Asia-Pacific region – responded to …

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“Yantian Express” update

Hapag-Lloyd’s announcement about “Yantian Express” situation: As you would be aware, MV “Yantian Express” suffered a major fire that has resulted in both the vessel and a proportion of the cargo becoming either fire- or water damaged. Hapag-Lloyd AG has engaged salvors SMIT Salvage Americas, LLC under a Lloyds Open Form contract …

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Yantian Express update: Container status

Hapag-Lloyd made an announcement about the latest update of Yantian Express: “Further to our previous CustomerInfo of February 5, 2019 regarding the container fire on board, please be advised that the YANTIAN EXPRESS is currently alongside a berth in Freeport Bahamas. We remain in the process of diligently addressing all …

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Yantian Express Update: Arrival at refuge port

The M/V Yantian Express arrived at its refuge port at Freeport, Bahamas and has been tied up alongside as of Saturday, February 2. Surveyors and fire experts have since boarded the vessel to assess the ship’s condition. While it is premature at this time to speculate on causation or provide …

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Fire on board APL VANCOUVER – Update

Situation on board APL VANCOUVER is progressing favourably and is under control. Shore support and firefighting tugs have been deployed under the oversight and assistance of a Vietnamese coast guard vessel on site. Additional resources, including equipment, external specialised firefighter teams and salvage master have been mobilised. All crew on …

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Yantian Express Update

Following up from the last advisory about the fire broke at Hapag-Lloyd’s vessel, Yantian Express has arrived Port of Freeport (Bahamas) and berthed on February 4th at 1500 hours. She is currently undergoing fire inspection and decontamination. Further details on the discharging operations and cargo arrangement shall be advised once …

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“APL Vancouver” on fire

APL announces: APL, operator of the container vessel APL Vancouver (115,060 dwt, built 2013) reports that a fire broke out in one of the cargo holds whilst the vessel was on passage from Shekou to Singapore on, 31 January at 0430hrs. Emergency response procedures were immediately activated by the APL …

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General Average declared for Yantian Express

On January 25, 2019, General Average was formally declared by the owners of the vessel Yantian Express v108E in the EC5 service string. The declaration of General Average is the result of the fire on deck of the Yantian Express and the subsequent firefighting efforts on the vessel. We remind …

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