Yang Ming's statement regarding the containers fall off YM Efficiency
YM Efficiency, one of Yang Ming fleet,announced incident of container overboard along Australia coast on 1400utc,May/31/2018, as the vessel encountered adverse weather en-routining fromKaohsiung to Sydney loaded with 3077 TEU onboard. A total of 83 containers wereoverboard, and 30 vans collapsed remaining on deck according to master’sreport. There were neither DG cargo involved in the incident, nor MarinePollutant. No vessel hull/engine damages as well.
The incident has been reported to AustralianAMSA and Concerned parties. Yang Ming Headquarters has an emergency task forceset up to deal with this incident immediately to monitor the development of theincident. Till this moment, everything is under master’s control, and vessel ‘ssafety navigation has been well secured. She has already arrived out off Sydneyport, however, due port closure under adverse weather, she is unable to beberthed now. YM is trying utmost to secure a berth for her a.s.a.p.
The relevant measures to unload those collapsedcontainers O/D, as well as damage repair for the deck fittings are also underarrangement. The customer involved will be informed in due course. Theoverboard containers will be salvaged/removed by vessel ‘s PNI, BritanniaP&I club.
YM will keep relevant parties being postedon any updates.