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Container ship docked in Sydney after cargo loss

On June 6 at 9

Container ship docked in Sydney after cargo loss
06 June 2018 - 12:28
On June 6 at 9.30 a.m. the 'YM Efficiency' docked at the DP World Sydney Container Terminal in Port Botany, as hundreds of workers continued to clean up debris littering the NSW coastline. Containers were hanging over the side of the ship and tilted at angles, while others appear badly crushed. The ship lost 83 containers into the ocean after hitting five-metre swells 30 kilometres off the coast of Port Stephens on June 2, while another 30 containers were badly damaged. Authorities expected it could take up to a week to unload the remaining containers from the vessel. The ship was met in Port Botany by officers from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and NSW Maritime Safety Authority, which will oversee the removal of the damaged containers and investigate the incident to determine whether further action will be taken against the ship's owners. Already 30 skip bins have been cleared off beaches near Port Stephens. Chips, lollies, whitegoods, kitchen cabinets and whole kitchen suites were in the lost containers. Most of them were believed to have sunk. About 100 people continued to work on cleaning up the state's coastline with assistance from divers and boats. Clean up contractor Lucus Towell cleared debris from the beach at Hawks Nest near Port Stephens, north of Newcastle. Crews were working from Seal Rocks in the north right down to the top half of Stockton, particularly after the high tides. The clean-up would most likely run into tens of thousands of dollars a day. The Taiwanese shipping company, Yang Ming, apologised for the debris that has washed ashore and promised to take full responsibility to recover and to minimise the impact to the marine environment. The vessel was expected to continue its voyage to Melbourne, then Brisbane, before returning to Asia. Report with photos and video: https://www.smh.com.au/na...
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