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ONE vessel Madrid Bridge suffers container stack collapse

Photo: Twitter @nobuya0827 ONE apus with collapsed container stacks
The ONE Apus lost 1,816 containers overboard in 2020
Ocean Network Express (ONE) vessel Madrid Bridge suffered a container collapse in the Atlantic on 7 January.

ONE said in a customer advisory that the 13,900 teu vessel suffered a container collapse while bound for New York as part of its EC4 service.

Read an update here - ONE vessel Madrid Bridge lost 60 containers overboard

“Our 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,” ONE said.

There were no details as to the scale of the stack collapse or the number of containers lost. The 2018-built vessel is managed by K Line.

P&I insurer for the vessel is the Japan P&I Club according to the Equasis database.

Late 2020/early 2021 saw several high-profile container collapses which brought into focus concerns over stack heights and cargo safety on very-large and ultra-large containerships in severe weather.

Accidents included the ONE Apus which lost 1,816 containers in the Pacific in late 2020, and the Maersk Essen which lost 750 containers overboard, also in the Pacific, in January 2021.

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