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Old 03-12-2020, 21:18   #1
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1900 containers lost near Hawaii

Apparently a container ship named "ONE Apus" has lost approximately 1900 containers in the Pacific 1600 miles NW of Hawaii!

https://gcaptain.com/estimated-1900-...eid=7c58732398
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Old 03-12-2020, 21:32   #2
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

I’m glad I’m not sailing north of Hawaii right now!
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I’m glad I’m not sailing north of Hawaii right now!
You and me both. I think that is a record for number lost at one time.
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

They might start showing up in Washington state in a few months.
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

Surfs up on the North Shore which is probably from the storm that caused the lost containers.
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Old 03-12-2020, 23:10   #6
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Modern Containerships are a compromise between safety and economy. The stats clearly show that it is working well but every so often Nature takes a hard hit and well some boxes go swimming.
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

As pointed out in the other thread on the same subject and as the headline in the link states:


Estimated 1,900 Containers Lost or Damaged


Why does everyone keep repeating the "1900 lost" when that is clearly not the case.

Looks like a lot of damaged but not lost containers on board:





I'll wait and see what the final tally is.
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Why does everyone keep repeating the "1900 lost" when that is clearly not the case.

I'll wait and see what the final tally is.
Probably because that is what I titled the thread.

I stand corrected. They will not know the exact total for a while.

One is too many though.
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

It has been confirmed that the Opus lost 1816 containers at sea.

https://gcaptain.com/one-apus-arrive...eid=7c58732398

The largest single loss in history.
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It has been confirmed that the Opus lost 1816 containers at sea.

https://gcaptain.com/one-apus-arrive...eid=7c58732398

The largest single loss in history.
From another angle it's easy to see the extent of the loss, the noise on there would have been horrific....



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Whoever was responsible for loading that ship is going to have some explaining to do.
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Are there any maritime agencies that track containers that might still be floating?
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

If the boat was headed to Japan from the US chances are good there were a lot of empty containers in that load. If they were new and not tweaked by years of use and had good sealing on the doors there could be a goodly number still floating. The boats returning from the mainland from next summers races to Hawaii could have an interesting passage
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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

The ship was on a journey from China to the USA, and they turned back mid pacific after the incident and headed towards Japan.

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Re: 1900 containers lost near Hawaii

NOT the same ship, but i thought i would post this FB video link as it's sort of relevant...

https://www.facebook.com/21717120564...9897194618184/
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