The 2018-built container ship ONE Aquila has suffered a container stack collapse, said to be caused by bad weather, while the vessel was sailing towards the port of Long Beach, according to Hapag-Lloyd, a THE Alliance's partner of the ship operator, Ocean Network Express (ONE).
The incident has affected a number of containers, the total number has not yet been clarified. ONE anticipates that the 14,000TEU boxship will be significantly delayed, considering the terminal congestion expected in the California ports.
The Singaporean line has not yet published a scheduled recovery plan, which will be shared by the company once available.
ONE Aquila is deployed on the Pacific South Loop 7 (PS7), a service operated by THE Alliance which is comprised of Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Yang Ming and HMM.