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14,000-TEU ONE Apus repaired at Kobe, resumes Long Beach voyage

THE 14,000-TEU ONE Apus, which suffered one of the biggest losses of containers in recent years when it lost 1,816 boxes overboard in a storm last November, has departed Japan's Port of Kobe three months after the containership berthed to offload damaged containers, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News

17 March 2021 - 19:00
THE 14,000-TEU ONE Apus, which suffered one of the biggest losses of containers in recent years when it lost 1,816 boxes overboard in a storm last November, has departed Japan's Port of Kobe three months after the containership berthed to offload damaged containers, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.

According to Japanese-owned, but Singapore-based, Ocean Network Express (ONE) the ship is expected to arrive in Long Beach on March 30, but not expected to berth until April 7 because of port congestion.



The ONE Apus turned around in severe weather to head for the Port of Kobe, where unloading operations started on December 11.



' As advised, while the general plan was to back-load as many original sound and transloaded containers on ONE Apus as reasonably possible, there are some containers originally carried on ONE Apus may need to be carried on different vessels due to safety and/or operational constraints, or where the required documentation could not be completed in time for ONE Apus,' ONE said in a customer advisory.



One of a series of serious container loss incidents on the transpacific in recent months it has sparked concern over the stability and safety of container stowage of very large and ultra large containerships in extreme weather conditions.


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