SINGAPORE : A containership operated by Ocean Network Express has suffered a container collapse in the Atlantic Ocean while en route to New York.
ONE confirmed the incident on board its M/V Madrid Bridge. The accident took place on January 7, 2022, at approximately 0800 UTC, while on passage from Singapore to New York, USA.
The ship’s owner, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line), said there no injuries and no loss of containers with dangerous cargo. The number of containers lost overboard or collapsed on deck is unknown.
The vessel is now proceeding to New York.
ONE’s update said the incident is under investigation and delays are expected.
“We remain in close contact with the Charterer, ONE (Ocean network Express). All the relevant authorities were immediately informed and an investigation into the incident is underway,” according to K Line.
The MV Madrid Bridge is a 14,6778 dwt containership built in 2018 and flagged in Japan. It is 365.94 meters in length and has a cargo carrying capacity of 13,900 TEU. K Line Ship management is the ship’s manager.
Madrid Bridge is operated on ONE’s East Coast 4 (EC4) Service.
Weather products from NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center shows a 954 mb hurricane-force low over the central North Atlantic on January 7. It’s sea-state analysis shows significant wave heights of up to 13 meters associated with the storm.