Incident history—YM Efficiency

Track the history of the 2018 incident and our search for the containers along the Newcastle and Port Stephens coast.
Beach scene, graphic blue shapes

You can track the history of our operations to search for the containers, view our videos and images of the remote underwater survey, plus you can learn how we’re managing the salvage and disposal process.

Navigation safety

Mariners should remain on the lookout for navigational hazards in the area until such time as all the containers have been located.

An AUSCOAST warning remains in effect:

Chart affected – AUS 207/AUS 209/AUS 219/AUS 489/AUS 809/AUS 810/AUS 4643

Due to 83 shipping containers lost overboard in 33-02S 152-04E at 311430hrs UTC May 18, obstructions on the seabed are likely to exist in an area bounded by the following positions:

33° 05'.0 S 152° 03'.0 E
32° 50'.0 S 151° 54'.0 E
32° 38'.0 S 152° 12'.5 E
32° 45'.0 S 152° 21'.5 E.

It is possible that obstructions on the seabed may exist in an area bounded by the following positions:

32° 45'.0 S 152° 21'.5 E
32° 38'.0 S 152° 12'.5 E
32° 08'.0 S 152° 33'.0 E
32° 20'.0 S 152° 51'.5 E.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in the area.

Roads and Maritime Services NSW are also providing regular updates on their website

Reporting debris

A large amount of debris has been recovered from New South Wales Central Coast beaches since the containers were lost. To report debris or for further information call 13 12 36 or visit the NSW Roads and Maritime Services website.

Making a claim

If you feel you have been affected by this incident you should contact the vessel's insurance agent to make a claim.

Name Aus Ship P&I
Address Level 5, Suite 5.02 Fujitsu House                 
15 Blue Street                 
North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia

Last updated: 

Friday 13 December 2019