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Maersk vessel loses 90 boxes in North Pacific, including some packed with DG

Maersk has confirmed that its chartered vessel Dyros lost around 90 containers in rough seas, in the North Pacific, around 1,200 nm east of Japan on Monday, and the losses included nine boxes containing dangerous cargo.

The Costamare-owned 4,578 teu vessel was en route to Seattle from Yantian, but will now be diverted to another port to handle around 100 damaged boxes still on board.

Maersk told The Loadstar: “We regret to confirm that the 4,578 teu, Liberia-flagged vessel Dyros, chartered and operated by Maersk, lost around 90 containers in the western Pacific because of rough weather on 21 March.

“Nine of these containers are labelled dangerous cargo and contained lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment,” it added.

While no crew members were injured, the Danish carrier could not confirm for which port the vessel would now head, as the issue remained under discussion, but added: “The ship is able to continue its voyage and is heading for safe port.”

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