ONE Aquila loses at least 100 containers near US coast
At least 100 containers from a Panama-flagged container ship fell into the water off the US coast in bad weather.
The 14,052 TEU ONE Aquila was en route to its next port of call at the time of the incident, the Port of Long Beach.
Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) operates the New Panamax Boxship and is deployed in the Pacific South Loop 7 (PS7) service. Constructed in 2018, it is operated by the major Japanese shipping company NYK Line, one of ONE's three founders.
“Considering the vessel situation and various factors, the latest plan for the vessel is to divert to the port of Tacoma to do her survey and re-work of the collapsed containers, subject to authorities’ approval,” the company announced.
On its way to Wilmington, USA, another Panama-flagged ONE vessel lost containers last year. After the 8,614 TEU Helsinki Bridge encountered rough weather, its container stacks fell over.
Maritime Business World