New details have emerged about the loss of containers overboard from the ONE Apus earlier this week that suggest it could be the largest single container loss since the sinking of the MOL Comfort in 2013. ONE released a situation report that notified that 1,900 boxes or more could have been lost on Monday night when the vessel hit heavy weather in the Pacific. “The vessel was on passage from Yantian to Long Beach, approximately 1600NM North West of Hawaii, when it encountered a violent storm cell producing gale force winds and large swells which caused the ONE Apus to roll heavily resulting in the dislodging of the lost containers. ONE Apus a 14,000 teu vessel has abandoned its original destination and is now proceeding in a westerly direction towards Japan with plans to seek a suitable port to right unstable containers, assess any damages and determine the exact numbers of containers lost.
(Hope no one misses out on their Christmas presents!)