After 98 days at a slice of quayside in Kobe, the 14,000 teu ONE Apus departed today, bound once again for California.
The magenta-hulled vessel was this winter’s most high profile box spill case, in a season where many ships lost cargoes overboard in the Pacific.
The ONE Apus, part of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) fleet, encountered gale-force winds and large swells around 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii on November 30 resulting in the loss of around 1,800 boxes into the ocean as well as many more damaged on deck. The 2019-built ship then turned around and made for Japan where box discharging and vessel repairs have been going on since December 8. Insurance claims from the accident are anticipated to be in excess of $100m.
The ship is now scheduled to arrive in Long Beach on March 30.