Saturday, November 13, 2010

Containers Overboard

From The Journal of Commerce

Storm knocks 26 containers overboard en route from Asia to UK

A Maersk container ship was waiting in the French Port of Le Havre Friday to have its cargo secured after it lost 26 containers overboard on Tuesday in a powerful storm in the Bay of Biscay.

The maritime prefecture in Cherbourg said the Maersk Sembawang lost the containers overboard from the last row of boxes stacked at its stern and suffered damage to 49 more when it ran into the storm.

Be sure to click here for the article, and then click on the link to the French Language news which has a picture of the ship and the containers which tumbled.

Of course, hoping yours was not one of them.

I wonder if Maersk will declare General Average? I doubt it, no one does these days.

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