Hapag-Lloyd has evacuated crew after fire

The crew on a Hapag-Lloyd ship that caught on fire last week has been evacuated over the weekend, as the fire has yet to be put out.

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Hapag-Lloyd decided yesterday, Sunday, to evacuate the crew of Yantian Express on which a container broke into flames, after which the fire spread to several containers on Friday last week, says the shipping line in a press release.

The evacuation of the crew, which consists of eight officers and 15 seafarers, happened because it had still not been possible, as of Sunday, to put the fire out. This due to factors such as bad weather conditions and that the fire has intensified repeatedly.

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