Update regarding M/V ZIM KINGSTON
On Friday Oct 22, 2021, M/V ZIM KINGSTON chartered by ZIM, en-route from Pusan to Vancouver, encountered very heavy weather conditions.
The vessel reported dozens of containers that fell overboard.
The Canadian coast guard and other local authorities were notified, and the vessel was instructed to anchor off the Canadian coast.
Following the damage to some containers on board, a few containers caught fire. Most crew members were evacuated from the vessel, and a few stayed on board to assist with the firefighting efforts. All crew members are reported safe.
We are closely coordinating with the vessel’s owners, the Canadian authorities and other relevant agencies, while working under heavy weather conditions, to handle the incident.
Our main concern is the safety of the crew and prevention of environmental impact.
ZIM’s commercial team is in touch with the relevant customers and keeps updating them on developments.