The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has raised large containership safety as an issue for the shipping industry in its latest annual report.

Last year, the MAIB produced reports on two major container collapse incidents in North Pacific storms involving the CMA CGM-controlled, 14,414-teu CMA CGM G Washington (built 2017) in January 2018 and Evergreen Marine Corp’s 7,024-teu Ever Smart (built 2005) in October 2017.

The incidents have been followed by four further similar incidents in the past year, the largest of which was a massive container collapse on the 14,052-teu ONE Apus (built 2019) involving the loss of more than 1,900 containers.