ONE Apus To Return To The Port In Japan With Dislodged Containers – Update
Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO #9806079) can confirm that a revised estimate of lost units now stands at 1,816, of which some 64 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers.
The vessel is cautiously proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETA of December 8, after encountering severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020, and losing sections of its load.
The priority remains on getting the vessel and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then, a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged.
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.
A notification was sent to the JRCC in Honolulu and Guam with maritime navigational warnings subsequently broadcast. We are continuing to liaise with the JRCC in Honolulu, who has advised that there have not been sightings of any containers as yet.
It just proves that these ships are loaded to the point of instability.
It now leaves 100s of floating debris for to damage other shipping, not to mention the loss of products & goods to the ocean