CMA CGM’s container ship, APL Vanda reportedly lost 55 containers in the Indian Ocean earlier this month due to a stack collapse.
The vessel was en route from Singapore to Southampton via Suez, before entering the Gulf of Aden on 3 July when the accident occurred.
The ultra-large container vessel was forced to return to the coast of Djibouti on 6 July.
The 13,892 TEU, Singapore-flagged ship remains at the port of Djibouti and is yet to announce its departure.
CMA CGM Group’s spokesperson told Container News, “On 3 July, APL Vanda reports that about 55 containers from a single bay fell overboard whilst the vessel was facing heavy weather en route from Singapore to Suez, just before entry to the Gulf of Aden. No injury has been reported and all crew members are safe. The vessel has stopped in Djibouti to clear some damaged containers on deck before safely continuing its voyage. We are working with all relevant authorities who have been informed of the situation.”

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