APL England. Photo: Southern Cross Maritime
CONTAINER ship APL England has reported the loss of 40 containers overboard while sailing off New South Wales over the weekend.
The ship’s master reported the incident to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on Sunday.
“Just after 6.10am, the Singapore-flagged container ship APL England experienced a temporary loss of propulsion during heavy seas about 73 kilometres south east of Sydney,” AMSA said in a statement.”
The ship was sailing from China to Australia.
“The ship’s power was restored within a few minutes but during this time the ship reported that it was rolling heavily, causing container stacks to collapse and several containers to fall overboard,” AMSA stated.
As well as the 40 containers lost overboard, another 74 containers are reported to have been damaged.
Six containers are reported to be protruding from the starboard side of the ship and three from the port side of the ship.
AMSA plans on using one of its challenger jets to proceed to look for containers and debris and to inspect the ship for any signs of damage or pollution.
From: https://www.thedcn.com.au/containers-lost-over-board-from-ship-off-nsw-coast/ Posted by David Sexton | 25th May, 2020