COSCO Nagoya lost 79 containers in storm, Bay of Biscay

MRCC Etel France received an emergency report from boxship COSCO Nagoya at 2030 LT Dec 23 13. Vessel reported loss of 79 containers in a bad weather some 200 nautical miles off Penmarc, Bay of Biscay. Some fifty containers on board fell or tilted, vessel en route from Rotterdam to New York turned back and proceeded to Le Havre, to secure the containers. As of 0300 UTC Dec 25 vessel escorted by rescue ship Abeille Liberte was approaching Le Havre outer road. 30 containers were spotted drifting in the area vicinity 45 42N 007 38W, 195 nautical miles SSW off Brest.

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