New Casualty – APL VANDA – Containers Overboard

New Casualty - APL VANDA - Containers Overboard

Incident Date:    3rd July 2022

Vessel:                APL VANDA

IMO No.              9631993

Type:                   Fully Cellular Containership

Incident:             Collapse of stow & Containers overboard in heavy weather

 

We have learned of an incident involving the vessel APL VANDA, a Singapore flag, 2013 built, 169,423gt, fully cellular containership, which encountered severe weather conditions off Djibouti, resulting in a number of containers being lost overboard.

The vessel moved to anchorage at Djibouti on 4th July, where she remains for inspection.

A statement from CMA CGM said:

On 3 July, APL Vanda reported that about 55 containers from a single bay fell overboard whilst the vessel was facing heavy weather en route from Singapore to Suez, just before entry to the Gulf of Aden. No injury has been reported and all crew members are safe.

The vessel has stopped in Djibouti to clear some damaged containers on deck before safely continuing her voyage. We are working with all relevant authorities who have been informed of the situation.”

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