ONE Containership Diverted to Tacoma Due to Collapsed Containers

Mike Schuler
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November 4, 2020

FILE PHOTO: MV ONE Aquila. Photo: MarineTraffic.com

A containership belonging to Ocean Network Express is being rerouted to the Port of Tacoma after containers collapsed on board during a transpacific voyage.

A Customer Advisory dated October 30 said the MV One Aquila “suffered collapsed containers due to severe weather conditions” as the vessel was en route to Long Beach, California.

As a result, the ship has been diverted to Tacoma, Washington, where a survey will of the vessel will take place. The ship’s estimated arrival at the Port of Tacoma is November 6.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many containers were involved or if any had fallen overboard.

“This is only the interim report of the progress and ONE will be advising all customers regarding those plans as they are concluded in due course,” ONE said in a statement.

“We regret the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding in this regard. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your sales account representative for additional information,” the statement said.

The Panama-flagged One Aquila was built in 2018 and has capacity of 14,000 TEUs. AIS ship tracking data shows the ship departed Yantian, China on October 21, headed for Tacoma.

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