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Locating containers lost from YM Efficiency

On 1 June 2018 the Liberian-flagged container ship YM Efficiency lost 81 containers in heavy weather about 30 kilometres southeast of Newcastle.

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
Email eduardop@ausship.com.au
Website www.ausship.com.au

Last updated: 

Wednesday 12 December 2018