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MAERSK Shanghai Lost Containers

17 Miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina | 2018-Mar-05

Initial Notification: On 5 March, 2018, USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that due to high winds, approximately 70 containers fell off the MAERSK SHANHAI, a container ship transiting 17 miles off the cost of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina on the evening of 3 March 2018. USCG requested information on hazmat contained in the lost containers.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:76 40 foot long shipping containers
Latitude (approximate): 34° 58.80′ North
Longitude (approximate): 75° 37.80′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable