The 13,100 teu
Maersk Eindhoven became the latest boxship casualty on the Pacific, 17 Feb 21 ,
suffering a blackout while en route to California and a subsequent loss of
hundreds of containers overboard. The accident happened near Japan as the
11-year-old ship made its way from Xiamen in China to Los Angeles. The crew are
safe, propulsion has been restored and vessel tracking suggests the ship has
turned around and is making for an Asian port.
Because of the engine stop in heavy weather MSC said Maersk Eindhoven
lost several containers overboard
Shipping Co (MSC), which is a vessel partner with Maersk, stated on its site
that because of the engine stop in heavy weather, the Maersk Eindhoven had lost
“several hundred” containers overboard – the sixth reported incident of boxes
lost at sea since November 30.
Last month around 750 boxes fell off the Maersk Essen
Last month around 750 boxes
fell off the Maersk Essen, a sister ship to the Maersk Eindhoven, both built at
Hyundai Heavy Industries, also while sailing from Xiamen to Los Angeles. That
ship diverted to Mexico and the Port of Lazaro Cardenas and is now tentatively
set to weigh anchor in two days’ time and make for Los Angeles.