The Chronicle Herald
Published: Jan 18 at 4:12 p.m.
Updated: Jan 18 at 4:17 p.m.
The Yantian Express is slowly being towed, but still has no destination.
The vessel, currently 1,800 kilometres from Halifax, was spotted with smoke still coming from the containers on Tuesday.
Midshipman Cameron Brunick of the United States Merchant Marine Academy was training on a merchant vessel when he took the photos.
The fire is under control as the Yantian Express is slowly towed, said a Hapag-Lloyd spokesman. Damage to the vessel is or cargo is still unknown.
The German shipping company spokesman said the vessel has no estimated destination or estimated time of arrival.
Seventeen Filipino seafarers arrived in Halifax on Wednesday after being evacuated from the Yantian Express on Jan. 5 and 6.
The remaining five of the 22-member crew returned to the vessel on Jan. 9 after the fire was under control.
The Yantian Express was making its way for Halifax from Colombo, Sri Lanka, when a container caught fire on Jan. 3, before spreading to several others. Poor weather conditions delayed the crew’s attempts to extinguish the blaze.