ONE Apus leaves Kobe

Container ship ONE Apus (IMO 9806079), the victim of last year’s biggest container loss at sea, left the port of Kobe, Japan on Tuesday March 16th after a major operation that spanned several months to remove hundreds of damaged and dislodged containers from the vessel.

Ship operator Ocean Network Express (ONE) said the vessel left Kobe at 13:00 and was estimated to arrive in Long Beach, California, on or around March 30th. However, it added that, because of congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ONE Apus might not berth until April 7th.

ONE said that some containers originally carried on ONE Apus might need to be carried on different vessels.

The ONE Apus was travelling from China to Long Beach when it lost an estimated 1,816 containers overboard in heavy weather when it was some 1,600nm northwest of Hawaii on November 30th. Hundreds more collapsed on deck.

The ship turned round after the container loss and arrived at Kobe, Japan on December 8th for cargo operations and repairs.

Japan-registered ONE Apus is operated on Ocean Network Express’s Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) Service and has capacity of 14,000 teus. General Average was not declared.

2019-built, Japan-flagged, 146,694 gt One Apus is owned by Chidori Ship Holding LLC care of manager NYK Line of Tokyo, Japan. ISM manager is NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd of Singapore. It is entered with Japan Club (Singapore Office in Charge) on behalf of Chidori Shipholding LLC.