On 1 June 2018 the Liberian-flagged container ship YM Efficiency lost 81 containers in heavy weather about 30 kilometres southeast of Newcastle.
The AMSA contracted Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROUV) assessment of the containers lost from the YM Efficiency recommenced on the 12 of January.
Since the previous update an additional nine containers have been located and imaged by the ROUV bringing the total targets imaged to 12.
The photo is from the ROUV operations in December. Some of the containers found appear to be severely damaged with large sections of container and their contents spread around the sites.
AMSA will assess the imagery collected by the ROUV to determine whether the containers can be recovered.
AMSA will be seeking to recover all costs associated with the search and any recovery operations from the ship owners Yang Ming.
The ROUV assessments will continue over the coming weeks as weather conditions permit.