A container ship of Ocean Network Express (ONE) has suffered container collapse in the North Atlantic Ocean on January 7 during transit to its next port of call in New York, USA. The vessel concerned is the 13,900 TEU Madrid Bridge, built in 2018.
In a statement, ONE says its ‘immediate priorities are to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board. Delays to the vessel’s schedule are expected.’
Investigations are currently ongoing and further information will be provided once available. The company has not revealed what the scale of the stack collapse is or whether and how many containers were lost overboard. The vessel is managed by K Line.
In December 2020, the 14,000-TEU container ship ONE Apus lost more than 1816 containers in a storm on the Pacific Ocean while sailing from the Chinese port of Yantian to Long Beach in the United States. Unloading of this vessel eventually took more than a month and was estimated to result in more than USD 200 million in damage.
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