Update regarding the containers fall off YM Efficiency incident

In respect of our previous communication of 2nd June, 2018, Yang Ming would like to update you on the current situation about YM Efficiency.

YM Efficiency was on its way to Sydney, Australia when it was struck by high winds and a heavy swell. It is reported 83 containers fell overboard and 26 containers damaged caused by the severe weather. Yang Ming’s headquarters along with its local office have coordinated with port authorities and insurance company, the vessel has berthed alongside DP World terminal in Sydney on 6th June 9 a.m. (local time), 2018 for regular operations, further assessment and repair for the damaged containers and necessary inspections.

It has been confirmed that there were no dangerous goods or marine contaminants inside the 83 lost containers. The container-salvage and debris clean-up operations started from 2nd June, the wide-range search area by helicopters is from Newcastle as far south to Broken Bay and meanwhile along Stockton Bight to Morna Point – Fingal Head, Shark Island, Nelson Bay then along the NSW Mid North Coast to Crowdy Head, and then to Broughton Island and Cabbage Tree Islands, returning via Fingal Bay. For those areas easily accessible to the general public, the local contractors have been closely monitoring for immediate recovery operation, if any debris or container is discovered floating in the water or have been washed ashore, the local contractor crew will remove it instantly to minimize the environmental impact. We will keep track of any progress of the recovery of coastline and the sea areas of the incident.

Meanwhile, our business force has instructed loading port offices to keep close contact with all customers with direct impact for further arrangement and inform them any update on the incident.