The Coast Guard warned mariners that 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet. The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai told the Coast Guard by radio that it lost about 70- 73 cargo containers due to high winds and heavy seas, according to a Coast Guard release.
The Coast Guard urges all mariners to travel the area with caution. The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island from Bonner Bridge south.
The ocean has washed over the highway at several locations, according to the agency. Officials with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore cautioned against driving or walking on the beaches. Hazardous debris, including the containers, could wash ashore or be uncovered. Thanks to Pilotonline.com. Thread here.