Updated information on Yantian Express General Average

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Yesterday, I posted some questions relating to the consequences and process of General Average – once it is declared..

In a press release, ONE (Ocean Network Express) one of the alliance partners of Hapag Lloyd, have released further information relating to the Yantian Express which declared General Average on the 25th of January 2019..

The “Yantian Express” suffered a major fire resulting in both the vessel and a portion of the cargo suffering either fire or water damage..

ONE has released an update on the General Average security demand, latest salvage declaration details, a Salvage Guarantee Form and an overview of frequently asked questions (FAQ)..

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General Average declared on fire stricken Yantian Express

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It was expected and would have been just a matter of time.. 

We reported previously that part of the 16-year-old Yantian Express the 7,510 TEU, 320m German-flagged ship of Hapag Lloyd went up in flames on the 3rd of Jan 2019 while on its way from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal..

The container fire that broke out was largely contained and brought under control after one week and the ship sailed to the Port of Freeport (Bahamas) for further recovery and cargo damage assessment. when it arrives in Freeport around the 1st of Feb 2019.. 

On January 25, 2019, Hapag Lloyd declared “General Average” for the Yantian Express..

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Yantian Express Fire – Update 25.01.2019

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On the 3rd of January 2019, part of the 16-year-old Yantian Express the 7,510 TEU, 320m German-flagged ship of Hapag Lloyd went up in flames while on its way from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal..

The container fire that broke out was largely contained and brought under control after one week through the launching of immediate fire-fighting efforts.. Since then, the remaining salvage operations have made considerable progress as per updates from Hapag Lloyd..

Here is some update..

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Cargo damage from fire on board Yantian Express

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The update about the Yantian Express on fire since the 3rd of January 2019, is that the fire is under control and some of the crew are back on board the ship..

There has been some news about the cargo damages..

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Fire on board the Yantian Express under control

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The update about the Yantian Express on fire since the 3rd of January 2019, is that the fire is under control and some of the crew are back on board the ship..

Read more about the progress..

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Containers on fire on board the Yantian Express

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It is only Day 4 of 2019 and we have already had containers going overboard, search for survivors from a car carrier fire has been called off and now a fire on board the Yantian Express a container ship operated by Hapag Lloyd..

2019 certainly seems to be challenging the norm..!!! 🙂 While we certainly don’t need more of this, let’s see what else 2019 is about to throw at the world of shipping and freight..

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