Recovery of debris from container vessel “YM Efficiency”

On Friday 1 June 2018 the container vessel YM Efficiency carrying 2252 containers reported the loss of 81 containers overboard, with an additional 59 containers damaged on board. At the time, the ship was offshore from the Central Coast of NSW.

Public safety

We encourage members of the public to stay away from debris for safety reasons. 

If you see any debris, it is very important not to touch it or attempt to clean it up. The cargo is from overseas and still subject to Australian Quarantine provisions.

Contractors are engaged to work right along the coast where necessary to clean up any debris that washes ashore. Collected debris will be placed in local skip bins and shipped directly to a disposal facility.

Advice to vessel operators

Given the potential risk to vessel safety, particularly trawling operations, AMSA will continue to update the public and industry stakeholders as soon as they have confirmed data. Visit AMSA’s website for updates and a map of potential hazards to mariners.

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