OCEAN Network Express has revised down slightly the estimated lost containers from the vessel ONE Apus.

As reported in Daily Cargo News last week, the vessel lost a number of containers overboard in the Pacific north of Hawaii on a crossing from China to the US west coast.

Initial estimates were of around 1900 containers lost overboard or severely damaged.

“We can confirm that ONE Apus 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 company said in a statement.

“The revised estimate of lost units now stands at 1,816.”

According to ONE, the priority is “on getting the vessel and crew safely to port”.

“Once berthed, it is expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board,” a spokesperson said.

“Then a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged.”

Once the ONE Apus is in port and deemed safe, a full investigation is expected into the incident in conjunction with the flag state and other maritime authorities.

“We regret the inconvenience caused,” the ONE statement read.