Maersk Line is reporting the second significant container loss from one of its vessels in 2021. The 13,100 TEU Maersk Eindhoven was near Japan on its regular sailing from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, California. The line is reporting that the crew is safe as they work to assess the extent of the loss and seek a suitable port of refuge.
An 11-year-old boxship registered in Denmark, the Maersk Eindhoven experienced an engine stop in heavy seas causing the ship to be unable to maneuver and experience a severe roll. Maersk is now reported that the vessel lost 260 containers overboard during the accident. MSC issued a similar advisory to its customers saying that “preliminary advice from the vessel operator suggests that several hundred containers have been lost overboard, although we have not yet been informed whether any MSC customer cargo was impacted.”