Maersk ship loses 750 containers in stormy Pacific


(LOS ANGELES) — A Maersk ship carrying goods from China to the United States lost about 750 containers in the Pacific Ocean during heavy weather, The Business Times reported.

The containers fell from Maersk Essen on Jan. 16 while the ship was en route from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, operator A.P. Moller-Maersk said. All crewmembers are safe and a detailed assessment of the cargo is ongoing while the vessel continues its journey. The ship is expected at Mexico’s Lazaro Cardenas on Jan. 29 for cargo surveys, port operations and repairs.

The incident comes after the containership ONE Apus managed by NYK Shipmanagement lost 1,816 containers at sea due to severe weather on Nov. 30 while en route to Long Beach, Calif., from Yantian, China.

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By Professional Mariner Staff