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Container Ship ONE Apus; North Pacific Ocean

North Pacific Ocean | 2020-Dec-03

Initial Notification: On November 30, 2020, the 1195- foot Container Ship ONE Apus suffered a container collapse mid-Pacific during a voyage from Yantian, China, to Long Beach, California. The incident occurred approximately 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii when the ship encountered a storm and heavy seas. The ship changed course and headed to Japan to assess the damage. The owners and managers of the ship are now reporting that the extent of the lost and damaged containers could exceed 1,900 containers with up to 40 hazmat containers. Fully loaded the Apus has a capacity of 14,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) intermodal containers. This hotline is being opened to capture information about the incident and the potential for marine debris and hazardous materials.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 33° 13.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 172° 32.90′ West