Hapag-Lloyd has declared general average on its burnt-out 7,500 teu boxship, Yantian Express.
In an update to clients on Friday, the German carrier also revealed that the ship is now being towed to the Bahamas rather than the earlier stated destination of Halifax on Canada’s eastern seaboard.
“After evaluation of the salvors with regards to safety and operational items, it has been decided that Freeport Harbor, Bahamas will be the next port of call for the Yantian Express,” the company stated.
The boxship is likely to arrive at Freeport on February 1.
The Yantian Express suffered a fire in one of its containers on January 3 that quickly spread, forcing crew to evacuate.