Crew onboard the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Yantian Express were evacuated Sunday as a fire, underway since Friday, became difficult to contain.
The 23 crew of the 7,500 teu ship were moved onto the salvage tug Smit Nicobar.
Another tug, Maersk Mobiliser, is expected to tow the burning ship to the Canadian port of Halifax.
None of the crew have been hurt in the accident.
“Due to bad weather conditions, the fire has not been successfully contained yet and has significantly increased in intensity at times,” Hapag-Lloyd said in a statement on Sunday.