Maersk ship drops around 90 containers in "very serious incident"

Maersk-operated vessel has dropped 90 containers in the ocean, among these boxes with dangerous cargo, confirms the carrier to ShippingWatch. It’s not the first time within recent years that Maersk has lost containers at sea.

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A container ship operated by Maersk has dropped roughly 90 containers in the North Pacific Ocean.

Maersk confirms to ShippingWatch that the incident concerns 4,578-teu container vessel Dyros. According to Maersk, the accident was due to bad weather on the ship’s voyage from Yantian, China, to Seattle, Washington.

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