36 containers missing from Evergreen Marine box ship in rough seas
TAIWAN shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation announced that 36 containers had fallen off its vessel Ever Liberal after leaving the Port of Busan en route to Los Angeles on December 30
04 January 2021 - 19:00
According to the shipping company, the 8,452 TEU container ship encountered strong winds and rough seas 20 nautical miles south of Kyushu, Japan, causing the collapse of container stacks on the vessel. Twenty-one 40-foot containers fell onto the deck, while 36 fell into the sea.
Evergreen said that no one was injured and none of the containers contained dangerous goods. The ship's captain immediately notified Japan Coast Guard so that ships in adjacent waters could be notified about the drifting containers.
The Ever Liberal was diverted to the Port of Taipei to have the damaged cargo taken care of. The company also said that it's engaged in salvage operations to retrieve the drifting containers, according to Taiwan English News.
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