Seattle-bound Maersk ship loses 90 boxes in North Pacific

The Dyros on charter to Cosco Photo: VesselFinder

Maersk has confirmed that its charter vessel Dyros lost about 90 containers, in rough seas, in the North Pacific, about 1,200 nautical miles east of Japan, including nine boxes containing dangerous goods.

The 4,578 TEU vessel owned by Costamare was en route to Seattle from Yantian, but will now be diverted to another port to deal with approximately 100 damaged boxes that are still on board the ship.

the Maersk Essen was treated at the Maersk terminal in Puerto Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico, following his accident early last year. AIS data from VesselsValue shows Dyros off Alaska, heading south to Mexico.

Maersk said The Loadstar“We regret to confirm that the 4,578 teu vessel flying the Liberian flag Dyroschartered and operated by Maersk, lost approximately 90 containers in the Western Pacific due to severe weather on March 21.

“Nine of these containers are labeled dangerous goods and contained lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment,” he added.

Although no crew members were injured, the Danish carrier could not confirm which port the ship would now head to, as the matter remained under discussion.

“The ship is able to continue its journey and is heading for a safe port,” he said.

According to eeSea database of liners, the Dyros is deployed on Maersk’s TP7 autonomous transpacific service that connects Yantian, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan and Yokohama to Seattle.

The service deploys seven vessels ranging from 2,300 teu to 5,760 teu.

Claims consultant WK Webster advised that the full extent of the loss of cargo overboard and any related physical damage to containers still on board the vessel may not become clear until it has berthed in a safe harbor.

Accordingly, WK Webster will make arrangements to confirm the ‘extent of casualties’ once the vessel arrives at its designated safe port, which is expected around March 27.

In addition, the consultant expects that there will be recovery problems following this accident.

Maersk added: “The safety of the crew, vessel and operations is of the utmost importance, and we are working closely with vessel managers and consider this a very serious incident which will be addressed. a thorough investigation with the aim of minimizing the risk of similar incidents in the future.”

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