PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

Photo: Havariekommand.

A Meditterranean Shipping Co (MSC) vessel MSC Zoe lost at least 270 containers off the Dutch coast in heavy weather.

According to MSC the 2015-built containership encountered heavy weather while sailing to Bremenhaven, Germany losing some its containers overboard. According to reports it was sailing near the Frisian Islands, an archipelago off the northwestern Dutch coast also known as the Wadden Islands. Some of the containers have washed up on the Wadden Islands and the German island of Borkum.

While most the containers lost, reported to be at least 270, container consumer goods such as toys and furniture, at least three containers were reported to be highly inflammable, potentially dangerous organic peroxides.

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Below are some pictures from the mishap:

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

Photo: Havariekommando.

 

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

A handout aerial photo made available by the Dutch Coastguard on January 3, 2019 shows the container ship MSC ZOE. Up to 270 containers had fallen off the Panamanian-flagged MSC ZOE, one of the world’s biggest container ships, in rough weather near the German island of Borkum and floated southwest toward Dutch waters. Dutch Coastguard/Handout via REUTERS

 

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

Dutch Coastguard/Handout via Reuters

 

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

Photo: Dutch Coastguard

 

 

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