CASUALTY UPDATE - ONE APUS

Incident Date: 30th November 2020

Vessel: ONE APUS

IMO No. 9806079

Type: Fully Cellular Containership

Incident: Collapse of stow & Containers overboard

Following our previous Casualty Advices, operators and managers of ONE APUS have issued a further situation update (see below), advising that an estimated 40 affected units are believed to contain dangerous goods, and confirming that the vessel is now bound for Kobe, as port of refuge, where W E Cox Claims Group have retained surveyors for cargo inspection and investigation.

At present, GA has not been declared but we understand that owners are considering the possibility.

Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can confirm that the ship is 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.

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.

Whilst it remains unsafe for the crew to conduct close-quarter inspections of the impacted container bays at sea, it is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900, of which some 40 are believed to be Dangerous Goods containers.

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.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

A full investigation will be conducted into this incident in conjunction with the Flag State and the relevant maritime authorities.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you are aware of any involvement in this casualty and W E Cox Claims Group may be of assistance in any way, including provision of securities, arranging surveys, adjusting any potential losses or undertaking recovery action, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As appropriate, please contact:

United Kingdom – Paul Friett cargoclaims@w-e-cox.co.uk
Europe – John Jackson – surveys@cwhji.com
Hong Kong – Twinnie Lai twinnie@ceemis.com.hk
Singapore – Paul Sansom psansom@w-e-cox.com.sg
USA – Charles Droll cdroll@w-e-cox.com
Australia – Niall Orr – norr@w-e-cox.com.au


If this or future casualty notices should be forwarded to any of your colleagues, we would be pleased to receive their contact details and we will add them to our Client List.

Best Regards,

Paul Friett

Claims Director

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