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Cargo vessel loses 40 containers off Sydney

Following the container loss of the APL England on 24 May, Australian Maritime Safety Authority is responding to the incident by conducting an extensive drift modelling and investigating the matter at hand.

Heavy weather leads to lost containers

The Swedish Club in its August monthly safety scenario focuses on a large container vessel that was sailing on a SE course in the North Atlantic, bound for a European port. While sailing the weather got worse and the wind reached Beaufort scale 9, resulting to 7-metre waves. The vessel was hit on its starboard side, causing heavy rolling. The maximum rolling was 20o to starboard and 30o to port.

Unreported dangerous cargo might have caused the KMTC fire

Port Authority Director of Thailand, Kamolsak Phromprayoon, reported that the fire onboard KMTC containership was due to mis-declared chemical cargoes of calcium hypochlorite and chlorinated paraffin wax. The port Authority inspected 35 containers at the centre of the blaze, which resulted to more than half of of cargoes contained chemical products.

Lessons learned: Crack in cargo hold cover leads to wet damage

In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of cargo damage caused by water ingress due to a crack on the hatch coaming. The incident resulted in several days of delay for the ship to get the wet cargo off the vessel, while most of the cargo was refused by the buyer.

Crew evacuated from burning vessel off Chioggia, Italy

A Belize-flagged general cargo vessel was on fire off Italy, and its crew was evacuated as local sources state. The 18 crewmembers were saved and no injuries have been reported. Thus, authorities are investigating the incident to find out the exact cause.

Lessons learned: Cargo damage caused by leaking hatch covers

In its latest cargo claims review, the Swedish Club informs of a cargo damage incident on a bulk carrier, caused by leaking hatch covers. The incident highlights the need for a regular inspection of the hatch covers by the crew to ensure that the weathertight integrity is maintained.

Maersk Honam completes cargo discharge operations

Maersk informed that cargo discharge operations onboard the Maersk Honam have been completed. The first containers have now been released after three months because of a fire incident. Maersk Honam reached anchorage outside the Jebel Ali Port (UAE) on Tuesday 24 April 2018. 

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