Container collapse, boxes lost, on ONE’s Madrid Bridge

Japanese liner Ocean Network Express (ONE) has reported a container collapse on its 13,900 teu Madrid Bridge (IMO 9805453), which occurred on Friday January 7th while the ship was off New York, USA ahead of its scheduled arrival at its berth on January 17th.”This is to inform you that MV Madrid Bridge, serving in our East Coast 4 (EC4) Service, suffered container collapse in the North Atlantic Ocean on January 7, 2022 during transit to her next port of call in New York, USA”, the company stated on its web site, adding that “our immediate priorities are to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board. Delays to the vessel’s schedule are expected”.

The vessel’s AIS track indicated that it might have run into some issue on or about January 2nd, in response to which it started manoeuvring to the south.

The number of containers lost is not yet known, although 30-plus was being reported.

The ship was reported to be proceeding with significant caution in order to avoid further losses:

As of 04:00 UTC January 11th the vessel was proceeding at a reduced speed in western direction after a long log in southern direction, with New York its destination.

2018-built, Japan-flagged, 152,068 gt Madrid Bridge is owned by Costa/FS Juliet/TLC Oak care of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd of Tokyo, Japan. ISM manager is K Line Ship Management Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Japan Club (Tokyo office in charge) on behalf of TLC Oak Ltd.