CONTAINERSHIP COSCO Nagoya on 23 November experienced an incident that resulted in containers overboard and collapsed containers on deck, according to reports.

The 4506-TEU, Panama-flagged vessel had departed Busan, bound for Long Beach, when the incident occurred off the Russian Kuril Islands, north of Japan.  

According to marine claims consultancy WK Webster, the vessel turned around and headed to Gwangyang Port in South Korea as a port of refuge.

The vessel is undergoing a survey. Reports indicate that 59 containers were impacted – 27 collapesed and 32 overboard.

The incident comes almost exactly a year after the 14,000-TEU ONE Apus lost nearly 1800 containers overboard in the North Atlantic. The incident occurred in rough weather north-west of Hawaii.

Australia has not seen a significant container-loss incident since APL England lost 50 containers overboard in 2020.