COSCO Nagoya, a 4,500 TEU boxship heading to Long Beach, California, reportedly lost dozens of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean on or shortly after 23rd November, 2021.

The Panama-flagged 2008-built container ship has now reportedly Korea and its last known position is Gwangyang as per the AIS. The vessel was sailing from Busan, South Korea to the United States, according to marine claims consultancy WK Webster, which first reported on the accident.

A surveyor was also sent by the company to examine the damage who reported back 59 containers impacted including 27 collapsed and 32 overboard. A spokesperson for the company mentioned that the impact of accident was overestimated.

AIS data from MarineTraffic shows the 260 meters-long COSCO Nagoya departed Busan New Port early on 22nd November.

This incident follows the loss of over 100 containers from the ZIM Kingston while a powerful storm took place in October off British Columbia as it awaited entry to the Port of Vancouver. It also comes nearly one year after the ONE Apus lost more than 1,800 containers overboard also while moving toward Long Beach, kicking off a winter season that was marked by a high number of cargo losses on the transpacific.

Source : Marinemonks