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APL VANDA INCIDENT

The Ultra-Large Containership APL Vanda has been reported to have lost containers overboard in Indian Ocean

Sarah Woodrow

July 16, 2022

Image File photo of MV APL Vanda. Photo: Peter Titmuss / Shutterstock.com

News reports have stated that while proceeding on her Westbound voyage, the APL Vanda has faced an unexpected incident in the Indian Ocean. The incident is said to have happened on the 3rd July 2022 delaying its arrival in North Europe by two weeks.

CMA CGM confirmed Friday that 55 containers had fallen overboard. Its statement obtained by The Loadstar is below:

“On 3 July, APL Vandareported 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.”

We will keep you posted as soon as arrival dates in Europe become available.

The ship was built in 2013 and is registered in Singapore. In 2016, she hit the headlines after she was run aground outside the port of Southampton after suffering a loss of power.

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