A Maersk-operated containership lost around 90 containers in heavy weather this week during an eastbound voyage in the North Pacific Ocean, the company has confirmed.

Some of the containers lost overboard contain dangerous goods such as lithium-ion batteries. About another 100 containers are collapsed or damaged on deck.

“We regret to confirm that the 4,578 TEU, Liberia-flagged vessel Dyros, chartered and operated by Maersk, lost around 90 containers in the North Pacific Ocean because of rough weather on 21 March 2022. Nine of these containers are labelled dangerous cargo and contained lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment,” Maersk said in a statement to Captain.

The cargo loss on board the M/V Dyros took place approximately 1,200 nautical miles from Japan as the ship was travelling from Yantian, China to Seattle, Washington, Maersk said.

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