Inspection reveals ‘inadequate lashing’ and rusty securing points on APL England

May 29, 2020 Sam Whelan

The vessel APL England has been detained in Australia over inadequate lashing, after losing 40 containers overboard off the coast of Sydney on Sunday.
After the vessel docked in the port of Brisbane, an inspection by the the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) revealed lashing arrangements for cargo were “inadequate” and securing points for containers on the deck were “heavily corroded.”
AMSA general manager of operations Allan Schwartz said: “These findings constitute a ...

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