Cargo Ship Loses Containers At Sea

by | Jun 6, 2018

A container ship, travelling from Taiwan to Sydney, lost more than 80 containers overboard after being hit by heavy swells last week.

The vessel was 30km off the New South Wales coast when the loss occurred and the debris, which included car parts, nappies and sanitary products, washed up across the Australian coastline in the past couple of days.


Roads and Maritime Services have been put in charge in the salvaging of the debris, with concerns that it could be washing up on New South Wales beaches for months to come.

Volunteers have also been helping in the clear up, as concern for whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life continue to grow. The insurer for the ship has hired a local company to put skip bins out for residents and volunteers to dispose of collected rubbish.

The government has stated that it will try to recoup the cost of the clean-up from the ship’s owner.

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