Like Maersk Essen, container ship was en route to the Port of LA.
A.P. Møller – Maersk has confirmed 260 containers were lost overboard and an additional 65 damaged on the deck of the Eindhoven on Wednesday.
“As previously reported, the Maersk Eindhoven experienced a loss of engine propulsion for three to four minutes while sailing 45 nautical miles off northern Japan in heavy seas,” a spokesman said Friday. “The loss of maneuverability resulted in severe rolling with 260 containers overboard and 65 containers damaged on deck.
“Customers were advised immediately of vessel and cargo status,” he said.
The 1,010 containers lost from the two Maersk vessels already this year account for less than a third of the approximately 2,935 twenty-foot equivalent units that have gone overboard at sea since just Nov. 30, when the [ONE Apus lost 1,816 TEUs]
Maersk said Friday that the Eindhoven’s propulsion power was quickly restored and an “initial analysis indicates engine oil pressure triggered a safety feature, causing the engines to shut down. No malfunction or maintenance issues have been identified.”
The spokesman did not say if anyone was injured when the Maersk Eindhoven suddenly lost power, only sharing that “the crew is safe and a complete investigation is ongoing.”