Helsinki Bridge suffers another mishap

A boxship operated by Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) hit severe weather yesterday morning in the Atlantic resulting in a number of container stacks at the aft of the ship collapsing.

The 9,600 teu Helsinki Bridge was en route from Boston to Wilmington when it ran into trouble. The ship has now docked at Wilmington and authorities are investigating whether any boxes fell overboard in the accident. Damaged containers are being offloaded at Wilmington.

The same ship was involved in a higher profile accident in December 2017 when its mooring lines broke at the port of Boston resulting in sizeable damage to the quayside at the Black Falcon terminal.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. As also stated on the MSC Zoe incident. The lashing & securing concept starting from 3rd tier can not hold in coastal vessel movements where often the containers are not blocked stacked.

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