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Containers lost from M/V Manoa; 8 miles off Golden Gate, CA

8 miles off Golden Gate, CA | 2015-Dec-14

Initial Notification: On December 14, 2015, the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator for California was notified by USCG of containers lost from the Matson Container Ship MANOA. On Friday, December 11, the MANOA departed the Port of Oakland bound for Seattle. While maneuvering to disembark the San Francisco based pilot, the vessel rolled in rough seas and 12 containers were believed lost overboard about 8 miles outside the Golden Gate. At least one container has washed ashore and broken open. The USCG requested NOAA assistance in tracking the remaining containers.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Tags:Marine Debris
Products of concern:Shipping containers
Latitude (approximate): 37° 43.20′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 39.00′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable