Over 1,900 containers lost or damaged on ONE vessel in severe weather incident


An Ocean Network Express (ONE) vessel is estimated to have suffered the loss or damage of around 1,900 containers in a recent incident.

The Japan flagged container ship ONE Apus which was met with severe weather on route to the US on 30 November.

A 3 December statement issued by vessel owner Chidori Ship Holding and managers NYK Shipmanagement said: “Whilst it remains unsafe for the crew to conduct close-quarter inspections of the impacted container bays at sea, it is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900, of which some 40 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers.”

The severe weather incident occurred while the vessel was on passage from Yantian, China to Long Beach, US and was approximately 1,600nm North West of Hawaii, US.

The statement also confirmed that the ship is proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETA of December 8.

Once the ONE Apus is in port and deemed safe, a full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

The vessel was built in 2019, has a gross tonnage of 14,6694 and a DWT of 13,8611

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