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M/V MAERSK ESSEN

455 NM North of Oahu, HI | 2021-Jan-21

Initial Notification: On January 21, 2021, NOAA's Emergency Response Division was notified of a mass loss of shipping containers from the vessel M/V MAERSK ESSEN approximately 455 NM north of Oahu, HI. The 1200-foot ship, with a capacity of 13,100 containers was transiting from China to Los Angeles, CA, and reported that an estimated 732 40-foot containers were lost on 1/16/2021 at position 28-24.7N 154-07.6W. No information available yet on the types of cargo lost.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 28° 24.70′ North
Longitude (approximate): 154° 7.60′ West