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Maersk ship lost 200-300 containers in storm

The 7,200 teu container ship Svendborg Maersk lost between 200 and 300 containers during a massive storm in the Bay of Biscay last Friday.

Photo: Maersk Line

Entire stacks of containers fell into the ocean during what must certainly have been a dramatic experience for the crew on board container ship Svendborg Maersk when it was crossing the Bay of Biscay last Friday during extreme weather. Somewhere between 200 and 300 containers were blown overboard into the ocean, and a very high number of the remaining containers were damaged during the storm, which brought wind speeds of more than 60 knots and waves of up to 10 meters, says Maersk Line in a statement on its website.

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