Zim Kingston Accident - 3rd Update Statement

Piraeus, October 28th 2021

DANAOS Shipping Co., managers of container ship ZIM KINGSTON, confirms that the final number of containers that went overboard on the night of October 23rd is 109.

The company also confirm that they have hired a specialized marine service company that will responsible for the removal of any containers that have, or might at a future date, land on shore.

The firefighting team of six will remain on board the vessel until all hotspots have been addressed and the fire declared extinguished.

On October 23rd two damaged containers on board the ZIM KINGSTON caught fire, following the collapse and loss overboard of 109 containers earlier that day, due to extreme weather.

The Master of the vessel ordered the evacuation of 16 members of the crew with the assistance of the local coastguard, while he and other key personnel remained on board to oversee the fire extinguishing effort. No injuries were reported and the fire appears to have been subdued.

DANAOS commissioned an expert team of Experts & marine firefighters to come on board and ensure conditions are appropriate for the safe return of the vessel’s crew.

The company has been working closely with local authorities from the very first, committed to following all actions necessary to mitigate the consequences of the incident.

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Darrell Wilson, dwilson@mtinetworkusa.com
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Marina Leonidhopoulos, mleonidhopoulos@mtinetwork.gr
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