COSCO mass containers collapse, loss, off Kuril islands, Pacific

Container ship COSCO NAGOYA interrupted her voyage from Busan to Long Beach after reportedly, massive containers collapse and loss. Accident took place on Nov 24 in the Pacific southeast of Iturup island, Kuril Archipelago. COSCO NAGOYA turned back and on Nov 29 anchored off Yeosu, Korea. After series of maneuvering and shifting anchorages, the ship finally, berthed at Gwangyang, Yeosu, on Dec 2. Not yet clear if the ship will be able to resume voyage, or containers will be offloaded. Number of lost/damaged containers still unknown.
COSCO NAGOYA has had similar accident back in 2013, when she lost 79 containers in the Atlantic.

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