MSC Containership Loses 13 Containers Overboard Off South Africa

The South African Maritime Safety Authority has issued an urgent warning to vessels east of South Africa to be on the lookout for cargo containers that reportedly fell from a containership off the coast of Durban a week ago. According to SAMSA, a total 13 containers were reportedly lost overboard from the MSC Chloe on 7 August 2018 while it was sailing in the Indian Ocean … [Read more...]

APL Antwerp Loses Eight Containers Overboard at Port of Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard warned mariners of loose cargo containers in the water at the Port of Virginia after a reported eight containers fell overboard from a ship on Sunday afternoon. The Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill contacted watchstanders at the Sector Hampton Road’s command center yesterday at 3:45 p.m. notifying them that they noticed the loose containers while in … [Read more...]

Australia to Investigate Loss of 83 Containers from Ship in Heavy Weather

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will investigate the loss of dozens of shipping containers overboard from the Yang Ming-operated cargo ship YM Efficiency off of New South Wales, Australia last Friday. The Liberian-flagged YM Efficiency was sailing from Taiwan to Port Botany with 2,252 loaded containers when it encountered rough weather off Port Stephens, News … [Read more...]

Cargo Washes Ashore in Australia After 83 Containers Tumble from Ship

By Alison Bevege SYDNEY, June 2 (Reuters) - A cargo ship lost 83 containers over-board during heavy seas off Australia and items including nappies and sanitary pads are washing up on beaches while there are fears the ill-fated containers will pose a hazard for shipping and whales. The YM Efficiency, operated by Taiwan shipping company Yang Ming Marine … [Read more...]

Yang Ming Containership Loses 83 Containers in Heavy Seas Off Australia

Watch out, sailors! A Yang Ming containership has lost more than 80 containers overboard while battling heavy swells off the east coast of Australia. The Liberian-flagged ship YM Efficiency was sailing from Tawain to Port Botany near Sydney when the stack of containers collapsed at as the ship was underway off New South Wales' central coast at around 4 a.m. Friday … [Read more...]