ONE Apus

Thoughtful op-ed in today’s Splash247, in which a vessel master argues that the recent stack collapse on the 14,000 teu ONE Apus, which is expected to be the largest single container loss since the sinking of MOL Comfort, could lead to significant change in the way container shipping is regulated. “The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should mandate limits on the number of containers carried above deck, their positioning and protective structures, and seasonal restrictions similar to the Timber and WNA Load Lines. The need for this initiative is rendered more urgent by the increase in average wave heights now encountered in the world’s oceans as a result of climate change.”

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