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Authorities warn of stranded containers

After the wreck of the giant cargo ship "MSC Zoe" in the North sea could be flushed on Thursday for more of the 270 fallen overboard containers on Land. According to information from the Central command for Maritime emergencies in Cuxhaven, at least one of them will contain dangerous goods.

The Dutch coast guard of at least three containers with a hazardous substance. The owners of the "MSC Zoe" with special ships to the containers search. The ships are equipped with Sonar. A salvage company had been tasked with the search, informed the MSC shipping company with headquarters in Geneva. The company should also coordinate the cleaning of the beaches. Take the incident very seriously.

special attention at the East Frisian coast to the island of Borkum, was deposed on Wednesday evening a warning message. It is possible that the Container or released danger came substances on Land, it was said in the Warning and information system Katwarn common message. "Do not open the Container or to substances released touch," warned the district of Leer.

hazard to ship traffic

Also for the ship's transport containers pose a risk. "In the night, the Ems fairway was blocked to the West of the island of Borkum temporarily," said a spokesman for the Central command for Maritime emergencies on Thursday. So it should be prevented that ships could RAM floating in the water Container. The search for the remaining fallen overboard containers was taken in the Morning after sunrise.

"The final number of containers will only become apparent in the census in Bremerhaven," said the spokesman. This could take a few days. The Cuxhaven Central command for Maritime emergencies were declared after consultation with the crew of the freighter that at least one of the Container of dangerous goods containing it - namely, Dibenzoyl peroxide, used in the production of plastics.

Dibenzoyl peroxide is used for the curing of resins or as a bleaching agent for Oils, fats and waxes. It is usually sold in paste or powder form and can explode in an extreme case in extreme heat. The rest of the containers were, therefore, especially with toys, spare parts for vehicles and furniture loaded.

The ship had lost a Container on Tuesday on the way to Bremerhaven in stormy seas. Six containers were sighted in German waters. The ship arrived from Antwerp, Belgium, as it was involved in a serious winter storm.

salvage plan in the works

Together with the shipping company, the rescue squad wanted to develop a salvage plan. The affected area should be secured. On the beaches of the Islands of Vlieland, Terschelling and Ameland were rinsed according to the Dutch coast guard more than 20 containers.

The container ship to put, according to Central command for Maritime emergencies in the night on Thursday in Bremerhaven. The journey to the port was, therefore, without any incidents. The "MSC Zoe" of the Mediterranean Shipping Company of Switzerland, is about 394 feet in length is one of the largest container ships in the world. You can have more than 19'000 standard containers. (Dec/sda)

Created: 03.01.2019, 13:29 PM

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