ONE Apus – Container stack collapse – Update – 10th Dec

The latest update on the ONE Apus maritime disaster is that the ship safely berthed at the Port of Kobe on the the 8th of December, nine days after it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020 leading to a container stack collapse of around 1,816 containers including 64 hazardous containers..

As per the ships owners, the vessel is undergoing a full safety inspection of the vessel and its remaining cargo with the assistance of local emergency services to ensure that there is no threat to people or the environment posed by the dislodged and damaged containers that remain on deck..

Once the vessel and cargo are declared safe, surveyors from the various stakeholders will make their initial assessments whilst stowage planners and stevedores formulate and implement a plan to ensure the safe removal of the remaining units..

Then, a thorough evaluation will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged and damage to the vessel..

Here is a video of the vessel in Kobe and some images that show the intensity and extent of the damage..


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Stay tuned for more updates on the ONE Apus incident..

You can read up on containers falling off ships and who is responsible and also the importance of proper lashing of containers on board..

If you need further info about container stowage, you can also read up on the basics of container stowage planning and why it is important..

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