Y M Efficiency “rolled and pitched heavily” says ATSB

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INVESTIGATORS from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are to set to conduct interviews as they search for answers as to how 83 containers came to fall from box ship Y M Efficiency.

The Bureau has already released a short statement noting the impact of foul weather off the NSW coast near Port Stephens.

“Shortly after midnight (Thursday night/Friday morning), while sailing through rough weather, the vessel rolled and pitched heavily, resulting in substantial movement of the cargo containers,” the ATSB statement read.

“Of the 2252 containers on board, 83 were lost overboard and an additional 30 containers moved or were damaged. There was no reported damage to the vessel.”

As part of the investigation, the ATSB is expected to obtain information and recordings from the ship, company and pilots and is to interview directly “involved parties as appropriate”.

A report is to be released at the end of the investigation.

“Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, relevant parties will be immediately notified so that appropriate safety action can be taken,” the ATSB stated.

Article Credit of The Daily Cargo News and can be found here. 

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