Another ship has already lost at least 40 containers in the seas outside NSW (New South Wales) due to severe weather conditions, even before a month has passed over 63 containers that have hit Hunter Coast after falling into the sea.
APL England, a Singapore-flagged container ship from China to Melbourne Harbor, spilled about 40 containers at sea after suffering a 6-hike loss on Sunday.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the ship was about 73 kilometers southeast of Sydney when the incident took place, but said it went north on Sunday to escape harsh weather conditions.
The owner of APL England reported that 40 containers were lost and 74 containers were damaged.
Six of the containers were said to be starboarded and three of the ship protruding from the port.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has commissioned its relevant units to search for containers and debris, and inspect the ship for signs of damage or pollution.
"At this stage, it is not known whether this accident will have an impact on the coastline, and AMSA is working with NSW Shipping to check the situation and develop an appropriate action," AMSA said late Sunday. Said.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has also been informed and an investigation will be launched.
The incident occurred about two years after YM Efficiency lost more than 80 containers in offshore seas off Hunter.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority carried out a $ 17 million operation to recover most of these containers earlier this month.