Nov 30 news: Understood container ship ONE APUS lost up to 50 or containers in North Pacific west of Hawaii in vicinity 33 15N 172 35E in the evening Nov 30. The ship is en route from China to Long Beach, she changed course, not once, heading finally, almost due south. Most likely course changes related to containers loss and probable collapse.
Dec 1 UPDATE, Statement from operator:
Singapore, December 1, 2020
NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO 9806079) regret to report that a significant number of shipping containers were lost overboard during severe weather on the night of Monday 30th November 2020 at 2315LT approximately 1600NM North West of Hawaii, USA.
The vessel was en-route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, USA when it encountered a storm cell producing gale-force winds and large swells which caused the ONE Apus to roll heavily resulting in the containers to dislodge and fall into the ocean. The Master diverted the vessel to ensure the ongoing safety of the crew and ship until conditions eased.
A notification was sent to the USCG in Honolulu and NYK Shipmanagement is coordinating with stakeholders to find a port of refuge for the vessel to assess any damages and determine the numbers of containers lost.
A full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Container ship ONE APUS, IMO 9806079, dwt 138611, capacity 14052 TEU, built 2019, flag Japan, operator ONE.
Ultra Large Container Ship reportedly lost up to 50, maybe more, containers, in North Pacific, in the evening Nov 30. Awaiting ship’s ID confirmation and updates.
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