ONE Apus Update: 1,816 Units Lost, 64 Dangerous Goods Containers

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Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) have confirmed on Friday (December 4) evening that a revised estimate of lost units now stands at 1,816, of which some 64 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers.

The vessel is cautiously proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETA of December 8, after encountering severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020, and losing sections of its load, Ocean Network Express informed through a press note today.

“The priority remains on getting the vessel and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then, a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged,” ONE stated.

Once the ONE Apus is in port and deemed safe, a full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

A notification was sent to the JRCC in Honolulu and Guam with maritime navigational warnings subsequently broadcast. We are continuing to liaise with the JRCC in Honolulu, who have advised that there have not been sightings of any containers as yet.

“More information will be provided as it becomes available,” ONE further stated.

Vessel Details: Ownership/Management

Vessel Name: ONE APUS
IMO n°: 9806079
Vessel Type: Container Ship
Flag: Japan
Year of Build: 2019
Gross Tonnage: 146694
DWT: 138611

Registered Owner: Chidori Ship Holding LLC
Managers: NYK Shipmanagement
Charterer: ONE (Ocean Network Express)

Sea News, December 4

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra