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Most of the containers of wrecked MSC Zoe found

After the wreck of the cargo ship "MSC Zoe " the North sea has been located the largest part of the fallen overboard containers on the sea floor. 220 of 281 vessels were located with sonar technology.

locate the Container, scanning, special ships with Sonar, a sonar, the bottom of the sea. The reflected sound image of the team, where exactly containers in the North sea have sunk reveals. 222 have been detected by now. They are spread over a larger area: It extends from the Dutch North sea island of Terschelling, to the German island of Borkum.

Many containers on the ocean floor

tons of heavy metal case have a trench portion in the bottom of the sea. The sea is still churned up. How can mountains the Container, is still unclear. And for Tuesday's announcement storm makes the Situation even more difficult, warns Arjen Mintjes, Director of Maritime Academy in Harlingen: "We know that there are strong currents and giant waves. The is violently. One can only hope that the Container remain closed. But the Chance that you will be shaken to find some break-up and the charge comes out, that is great."

Some of the popped containers were stranded.

In the Search are a total of three ships of the Dutch hydraulic engineering authority, Rijkswaterstaat and the responsible shipping company, Mediterranean Shipping Company, or MSC for short. About 40 containers have, you can still places. This also makes this the volunteers: "We don't even know with what exactly most of the containers are loaded. Floats the stuff up or drops it to the bottom of the sea?"

Container with lithium batteries

a Total of 281 Container missing had gone overboard, as the 400-metre-long cargo ship "MSC Zoe" last week, in a heavy sea ran. Three of them contained dangerous goods. In a are, for example, 1400 kilograms of lithium batteries. He, too, has not yet been found.

18 Container had been washed ashore on the coasts. Mintje does not believe that the environmental disaster is far from under control: "Go out, if so 40' Container break-up, then the whole Drama of the front begins. Then it looks at the coast as well as the previous week."


use of objects such as shoes, chairs, and stuffed animals, as well as packaging made of plastic and Styrofoam fears were made up of containers, tons of burst, been to the coast of the Dutch Wadden sea Islands driven. Also on the island of Borkum mass debris was collected from the containers. As a consequence of the freight accident, the German government is now calling for that Container should be equipped with Trackers.

most of the containers in the North sea located
Ralf Lachmann, ARD Den Haag
07.01.2019 16:46 PM

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