PortandTerminal.com, December 7, 2020
LONG BEACH – The shipowners of ONE Apus confirmed today that of the 1,816 containers lost overboard during severe weather on Nov. 30, 64 of them contained dangerous goods. Of the containers with dangerous goods, 54 were carrying fireworks, 8 were carrying batteries, and 2 liquid alcohol.
So far, there have been no sightings of containers in the water. The U.S. Coast Guard though has issued a warning to Hawaii mariners as a precautionary measure.
The ONE Apus is currently proceeding to the Port of Kobe, where it expected to arrive on Tuesday. Japanese media is reporting that the vessel’s hull was damaged during the incident. Upon arrival in Kobe, the remaining cargo on the vessel will be temporarily unloaded and the ship will undergo inspection.
On the 30th of November, the ONE APUS a 14,052 TEU containership built in 2019 and operating on Ocean Network Express’s (ONE) Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) Service suffered multiple stack collapse on board due to severe weather conditions while the vessel was en-route from Yantian in China to Long Beach.
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