UP TO 100 CONTAINERS LOST BY MEGA CONTAINER SHIP IN NORTH PACIFIC UPDATE.

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Jan 17:Up to 100 drifting containers reported drifting NW of Honolulu, on Jan 17. Containers were lost by MAERSK ESSEN en route from Xiamen to Los Angeles, the ship took a sharp turn southeast after crossing this area. Awaiting confirmation. 
Jan 20 UPDATE: Confirmed it’s MAERSK ESSEN, up to 750 containers may be affected, either lost or collapsed and damaged. The ship was passing through strong storm at the time of an accident.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jan 20, 2021 at 19:16.