world largest container ship MSC Zoe caught in rough North Sea weather and lost at least 270 containers

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A cargo ship caught in rough North Sea weather lost at least 270 containers, including four holding potentially dangerous substances, the Dutch and German coastguards said Wednesday.
A cargo ship headed for Germany's Bremerhaven which was caught in rough North Sea weather lost at least 270 containers, including four holding potentially dangerous substances, the Dutch and German coastguards said Wednesday.

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The container ship MSC ZOE, which lost up to 270 containers in rough North Sea weather. Photo: Havariekommando/DPA.

The Panama-registered MSC Zoe shed the containers containing mostly toys, furniture and auto spare parts while battling a storm, that was dubbed 'Zeetje' off the Frisian Islands, an archipelago off the northwestern Dutch coast also known as the Wadden
Islands.
The storm also caused flooding and other damage in northern Germany.
The Dutch coastguard tweeted that three of the containers contained, in powder form, highly flammable, potentially dangerous organic peroxides used in making plastics which can cause irritation if breathed in.

https://www.thelocal.de/20190103/ship-loses-potentially-dangerous-cargo-in-north-sea-coastguard
https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/01/02/mega-container-ship-lost-containers-in-north-sea-some-with-dangerous-cargo/
https://gcaptain.com/msc-zoe-joins-ranks-as-worlds-largest-containership/
 

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Allready some 30 containers beached on two islands here in the North of The Netherlands. People on these islands are as we call it "jutten" collecting things from the beaches. From sneakers to Ikea furniture to flatscreen tv's. Legally the items are worthless as soon they have been in contact with sea water and local people are allowed to take them.flatscreen.jpeg
 

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Salvage Effort Begins for the lost container

Two subsea construction vessels, the Geosund and the Atlantic Tonjer, have been chartered to raise the sunken containers from the bottom of the sea and bring them to shore. The broken containers will be "taken out of the sea with a gripper," according to the Rijkswaterstaat, and the less-damaged ones are marked for later removal. Several fishing boats are working alongside these ships to scoop up any cargo debris that washes loose during the operation, and six survey vessels are supporting the effort to locate the missing boxes. The salvage response is expected to take several months, and has already been delayed by poor weather conditions.

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Authorities in the Netherlands intend to seek damages from ocean carrier MSC for the cleanup costs stemming from the cargo loss. They have also opened a criminal inquiry into whether the casualty was the result of any criminal acts - in particular, whether the country's domestic Pollution Prevention Act may have been violated. The inquiry is expected to last at least several weeks.


https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/salvage-effort-begins-for-msc-zoe-s-containers
https://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/862139-it-bergjen-fan-de-konteners-dwaande-hoe-giet-it-yn-syn-wurk
https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/container-nordsee-109.html
 
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