Contract signed for YM Efficiency pollution clean-up operation

Wednesday 18 December 2019
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has signed a contract to remove the pollution caused by the Yang Ming owned container ship YM Efficiency, when it lost 81 containers off the coast of Newcastle last year.
Image of YM Efficiency and the containers

AMSA released an open tender to industry calling for proposals to remove the containers on 9 August 2019. Submissions closed on 23 September with seven submissions received.

After reviewing the proposals AMSA has signed a contract with Ardent Oceania Pty Ltd to remove 60 containers and associated debris from the waters off the Newcastle and Port Stephens coast. Of the 81 containers lost five have already been recovered-a further 16 remain undetected by the underwater surveys.

AMSA is committed to keeping the local community informed about the clean-up operation and will be holding community information sessions in the new year where members of the public will be given a detailed briefing on how the clean-up will take place and can ask any questions they like.

Read more about our Opera… Recovery-YM Efficiency.

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