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MSC's 19,224-TEUer spills 250 boxes at sea, faces big clean up

THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) said it has started a cleanup operation after its 19,224-TEU MSC Zoe lost more than 250 containers in the North Sea when it encountered heavy weather sailing out of Bremerhaven

MSC's 19,224-TEUer spills 250 boxes at sea, faces big clean up

THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) said it has started a cleanup operation after its 19,224-TEU MSC Zoe lost more than 250 containers in the North Sea when it encountered heavy weather sailing out of Bremerhaven

04 January 2019 - 19:00

THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) said it has started a cleanup operation after its 19,224-TEU MSC Zoe lost more than 250 containers in the North Sea when it encountered heavy weather sailing out of Bremerhaven.

More than 250 containers went overboard and 'six were spotted in German waters. Up to 16 containers have been washed ashore on the Dutch coast and 12 are placed in front of the Dutch island of Terschelling', said Havariekommando, Germany's maritime emergency agency.



The ship, one of the biggest in the Geneva-based MSC fleet, was on Voyage FS848W of MSC's Silk Service between the Far East and North Europe when the storm hit, after which it returned to Bremerhaven.



MSC said it is collaborating with local authorities and has appointed a salvage company to coordinate the retrieval of cargo and beach cleanup operations and also is deploying specialised ships equipped with sonar to search for missing cargo at sea.



'MSC takes this incident very seriously, both in terms of the impact of such accidents on the natural environment and in terms of any damage to customers' cargo,' the company said.



The Associated Press reported Dutch authorities are warning the public to stay away from the containers as some have toxic and flammable chemicals as well as items such as toys, light bulbs and flat screens.


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