Posted on June 04, 2018 by Hannah Berry
Nappies and surgical masks are amongst the first debris from Liberia-registered ship YM Efficiency which are now starting to wash up on beaches in North Sydney after more than 80 shipping containers fell from the cargo ship during heavy seas off Australia.
The cargo ship was sailing from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Sydney when it got caught in five-meter seas off the coast of Port Stephens. Authorities issued a safety warning to other vessels operating in the immediate vicinity as the containers may pose a hazard to navigation.
Taiwan shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport who operate the vessel have said that all crew onboard the vessel are safe and there were no dangerous goods in the containers which went overboard. The salvage operation will be overseen by the vessel’s P&I, Britannia P&I Club.
YM Efficiency was able to continue with it’s onwards journey to Port Botany, Sydney, but so far heavy seas have prevented the vessel from being berthed.