Report casts doubts on Maersk ship that suffered accident

The remodeled container ship Svendborg Mærsk was not suited for the extreme weather when the ship encountered a hurricane in the Bay of Biscay in February, according to Danish engineering journal Ingeniøren.
Photo: Maersk Line
Photo: Maersk Line
BY OLE ANDERSEN

Container ship Svendborg Mærsk lost a record number of containers into the sea on February 14th 2014. A total of 517 twenty-foot containers (teu) were lost, while 250 containers on board the ship were damaged when the ship was caught in a hurricane in the Bay of Biscay.

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