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VIDEO: 43 Boxes Lost, 74 Damaged On Container Ship ‘APL England’ Due To Rough Weather

Some containers were hanging precariously over the edge as the ship neared the port of Brisbane. (PHOTO: Nine News Australia)

PortandTerminal.com, May 25, 2020

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA  – Yesterday we reported that the APL England, a Singapore-flagged container ship on route to the Port of Melbourne from China, lost at least 40 containers after experiencing a loss of propulsion in heavy seas shortly after 6 am on Sunday. The power loss occurred in heavy seas and lead to the loss of the containers as the vessel rolled violently.

Containers toppled on deck of container ship overhanging edge
The ATSB and AMSA said they would investigate the incident. (PHOTO: Nine News Australia)

“The ship’s power was restored within a few minutes but during this time the ship reported that it was rolling heavily, causing container stacks to collapse and several containers to fall overboard,” 

Australian Transport Safety Bureau statement

Today the Australian Transport Safety Bureau posted a video that shows the vessel while still at sea following the incident. Damaged and protruding containers are clearly visible on the ship. It is now known that 43 containers were lost overboard and 74 damaged.

The APL England docked today at the Port of Brisbane.

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