Zim Kingston Accident - 5th Update Statement

Piraeus, November 16th 2021

DANAOS Shipping Co., managers of container ship ZIM KINGSTON, report that the plans they have submitted to the authorities regarding the unloading of cargo have been approved and they are now waiting for the green light and instructions as to which port they will be moving to.

Cleanup crews have been working since the beginning of the incident but weather has impacted those operation at times with high wind and swells.
Safety is our first priority and at times cleanup operation have been halted but progress is being made.

There are no further signs of the missing containers and they are presumed to have sunk. Their contents included a multitude of common household items. Two of the containers contained potassium amyl xanthate and thiourea dioxide, used in mining. Those products are water soluble, biodegradable and would breakdown in water.

The company is working with local authorities to determine the next steps for possibly locating the missing containers.

If members of the public locate a container, they are asked to report its location by calling 1-800-889-8852.

Danaos Shipping Co., would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone who has been assisting us during this accident.

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