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The crew of the German container ship after the fire that saved

Since the days it burns on the "Yantian Express". All 23 crew members were able to leave the ship. The German freighter was damaged in the Atlantic ocean. He has also loaded dangerous goods.

was in the Middle broke out on the Atlantic on the "Yantian Express" of the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd fire. Now the 23-member crew of the freighter was brought to safety. The team left the currently, about 1500 kilometers off the canadian coast of the ship and is aboard the salvage tug "Smit Nicobar".

All crew members were unharmed, said the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. The evacuation had been due to the difficult weather conditions for two days. The fire is still not deleted.

Adverse weather conditions

The "Yantian Express" is a 17-year-old container ship. On the way from Colombo (Sri Lanka), according to Halifax, the 320-metre-long ship loaded dangerous goods. Currently, no containers had fallen into the water, said a shipping company spokesman. The ship sails under the German flag.

The fire erupted on Thursday in a Container and had extended to a further transport container. The adverse weather conditions in the area hindered the extinguishing attempts of the crew. This had to be suspended on Friday. The fire is raging, according to speakers on the foredeck at the bow. For a more accurate assessment of the damage to ship and cargo, it is still too early, said the company. You will work closely with all relevant authorities.

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