Quick, Heavy Rolling Led to Loss of Containers from YM Efficiency Off Australia, ATSB Finds

A short period of quick, heavy rolling in gale-force winds result in the loss 81 containers overboard from the Liberian-flagged containership YM Efficiency off the coast of Newcastle, New South Wales back in June, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said in a preliminary report into the incident. The rolling was estimated by the ship’s master as having reached angles … [Read more...]

Subsea Search for 79 Missing Containers Lost from YM Efficiency Set to Start Off Australia

The subsea search for 79 missing containers that fell from the containership YM Efficiency earlier this month is set to kick off in the next few days, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday. AMSA has confirmed that the ship's insurers have contracted Port of Newcastle to provide their hydrographic survey vessel to initially conduct a five-day search. The … [Read more...]

YM Efficiency Docks in Sydney with Stacks of Collapsed Containers

By Nicholas Ford SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) - A Taiwan-owned cargo ship docked safely in Sydney on Wednesday after losing 83 containers off the coast of Australia during a massive storm which saw the ship battered by five metre (15 feet) swells. The YM Efficiency limped into Sydney with a container hanging halfway off its side. It had arrived off Sydney four days earlier but … [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...]