In rough weather, during the early morning of 24 May, about 40 containers were lost overboard from the Singapore-flagged container ship APL England
According to AMSA, this incident is remarkably similar to the loss of containers from the YM Efficiency on the 1st of June 2018 off Newcastle.
Both ships reported a loss of main engine power during heavy seas leading to heavy rolling and a collapse of containers stacks. Frispin uduşları ayrıca olaraq kazino bonus hesabına köçürülür. mostbet MƏRC EDİN VƏ QAZANIN 550 AZN + 250FS ilk depozit bonusu almaq üçün qeydiyyatdan keçin!. The two-year anniversary of the YM Efficiency incident is in one week.
The incident with the APL England happened just after 6.10am AEST on Sunday 24 May when the ship experienced a temporary loss of propulsion during heavy seas about 73 km south east of Sydney.
Container ship was on a journey from Ningbo, China to Melbourne, 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 40 containers to fall overboard in waters about two kilometers deep, said AMSA.
Moreover, an additional 74 containers have been damaged and remain collapsed on the deck of the ship, while a further six containers are reported to be protruding from starboard side and three containers from the port side of the ship.
The ship has turned around and is now heading to Brisbane, Queensland. AMSA will inspect the ship upon its arrival.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified and has confirmed it will investigate the incident.