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I took these photos of ONE Apus a year and a half ago while she first approached the sixth boro.  It was a calm and bright day.

This is what 14000 teu neatly stacked looks like.

For scale, see the crewman on the bow of JRT Moran as the messenger line hauls the heavy line up from JRT‘s winch.

The next two photos I took from a gCaptain article this morning, showing the first photos taken from land as ONE Apus limped into Kobe after encountering a storm that embroiled the Pacific Ocean. 

ONE Apus had been underway from Yantian China [near Hong Kong] to Long Beach CA USA when it encountered the storm 1800 nm NE of Hawaii*.  It returned westward to Kobe Japan for assessment.  From gCaptain’s Mike Schuler:  “The vessel is cautiously proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETB of 1200LT on December 8, subject to all operations proceeding as planned,” the update said. “The priority remains on getting the ship and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then, a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged.”

To be followed up on.  All photos, except the last two from gCaptain, WVD.  Here‘s a story about a similar though smaller loss of containers.  Ans what happens to containers lost at sea?  That question and others you might imagine are answered here

*Might this have been the same storm, and its aftereffects?  A friend who works on the Bering Sea reports having been seasick for the first time in his life . . .

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