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Author Topic: Jet Ski Safety Jet Skiers and Boaters be on alert for 83 shipping containers  (Read 909 times)

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Jet Ski Safety Jet Skiers and Boaters be on alert for 83 shipping containers
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:49:48 PM »
BEACH GOERS, JET SKIERS AND BOATERS ADVISED TO BE ON ALERT FOR DEBRIS AFTER 83 SHIPPING CONTAINERS LOST AT SEA OFF NSW
Roads and Maritime Services this afternoon was made aware 83 shipping containers had been lost overboard from a container ship en route from Kaohsiung in Tawian to Port Botany.

Roads and Maritime Executive Director Angus Mitchell said the containers are believed to have fallen overboard from YM Efficiency about 30 kilometres off the NSW Central Coast in Commonwealth waters.

Another 30 containers on-board the vessel are reportedly severely damaged.

“While the contents of the containers are unknown, we understood they do not contain dangerous goods. A full manifest of the cargo on board the vessel, and the condition of the vessel, is being sought,” Mr Mitchell said.

Two containers have been sighted about 100 metres offshore from Fingal Head and Boondelbah Island near Port Stephens.

Recovery and removal of these containers is the responsibility of the shipping vessel operator.

Roads and Maritime is asking members of the public to be on the look out for these 40 foot containers at sea and on shore.

Boaters are being made aware of these possible navigation hazards on marine radio.

Members of the public should report any sightings of containers to the AMSA reporting hotline on 1800 641 792.

Roads and Maritime is working with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the vessel’s agents and insurers to ensure the safest recovery of the containers.

The YM Efficiency is a 268.8 metre container vessel registered in Liberia.

Reports of container sightings can be made on 000.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2018, 11:24:58 AM by Mandy »
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Re: Jet Skiers and Boaters be on alert for 83 shipping containers
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 06:21:08 PM »

UPDATE

Nappies, sanitary products and surgical masks have already washed ashore after the Liberian ship lost its cargo in extreme weather on Thursday.


New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services executive director Angus Mitchell said the containers were believed to have fallen overboard from the 268-metre YM Efficiency about 30 kilometres off the coast of Port Stephens in Commonwealth waters.


The only containers found so far are the 2 mentioned above.

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Re: Jet Skiers and Boaters be on alert for 83 shipping containers
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 06:49:10 PM »
CLEAN UP EFFORT WELL UNDER WAY AFTER CONTAINER SHIP SPILL OFF NSW COAST

Teams of clean up crew have been activated and are working to collect debris from the 83 containers which fell from a ship into the ocean 30 kilometres off the Central Coast in the early hours of Friday, despite hammering rain and wind on the Port Stephens coastline.

The State Marine Pollution Controller role has now been activated with Roads and Maritime Services Executive Director Angus Mitchell coordinating and overseeing the clean up effort.

“To ensure we have a coordinated effort to remove the materials which wash ashore as soon as possible, Roads and Maritime is leading an effort involving NSW authorities, including National and Marine Parks, local councils where the material is washing up and federal agencies including the Australian Marine Safety Authority,” Mr MItchell said.

Debris has been confirmed at:
•   Jimmys Beach (inside Port Stephens)
•   Rocky Point and Fingal Head
•   Bennetts Beach
•   Port Stephens – D’Albora Marina to north of Little Beach
•   Yacaaba Headland. 

“There are currently have 20 people on the ground at Bennetts and Jimmys beaches, where the majority of material debris is washing up, with the capacity to increase this number to 100 people, dependent on ongoing aerial sightings.

“A number of bins are located at the 4WD access point at Bennetts Beach and a further delivery of skips was made to Jimmys Beach earlier today.

“At Bennetts Beach – five skip bins of rubbish have already been removed, including car bumper bars, printer cartridges, wooden bowls, lollies, chips, cookies, packaged drinks and analogue clocks from an insulated container.”

Mr Mitchell said while it is fantastic the local community has been getting involved and volunteering to help remove debris from the shoreline, it is not encouraged for safety and environmental reasons.

“This continuing environmental pollution and recovery effort is our highest priority and we will continue to provide updates to the community,” Mr Mitchell said.

The ship, YM Efficiency, is now off Gerroa on the South Coast.

Hourly warnings are being made to ensure ship operators are aware of the potential danger of the containers, which would not be very visible from the waterline.

Drift modelling is being used to predict where the debris – which is mixed but has been confirmed as non-hazardous - is likely to wash up, between Newcastle and Port Stephens.

No further containers have entered the ocean, despite there being another 30 damaged containers on board.

However, the containers pose a significant navigational hazard out at sea, which is why we are putting out hourly.

The ship’s insurers will lead the financial component of the recovery.

Members of the public are been asked to stay clear of any debris and containers and report to the NSW Maritime Info Line 13 12 36.

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