Loss of 55 containers overboard from APL Vanda confirmed
THE Singapore-flagged 17,300 TEU APL Vanda lost 55 containers overboard as it was heading from Singapore to Suez earlier this month, reports Australia’s Daily Cargo News.
According to reports there were no injuries in the incident; CMA CGM issued a statement confirming the incident.
“On July 3, APL Vanda reported 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 statement said.
“The vessel has stopped in Djibouti to clear some damaged containers on deck before safely continuing her voyage.”
According to AIS tracking data, the vessel is berthed at Doraleh Container Terminal at the Port of Djibouti. The vessel is on CMA CGM’s French Asia Line 3 (FAL3).
If it had continued on its route, the vessel’s next port would have been Tanger Med after transiting the Suez Canal. The route then calls Rotterdam, Southampton, Antwerp, Le Havre, Tanger Med, Jeddah and Qingdao. Westbound, the route calls Ningbo, Shanghai and Yantian before arriving at Singapore.
APL Vanda was built in 2013, it is 397 metres long (LOA) and its width is 51 metres.