Container ship lost containers in English Channel

Container ship WEC VAN EYCK on Feb 16 lost 4 containers overboard in western English Channel, some 43 nm NNW of Ushant island, France zone, and reported accident to French MRCC, CROSS Corsan. Understood accident was caused by foul weather, the ship had to maneuver to stabilize containers, after the accident. She resumed sailing to port of destination in the morning Feb 17, she’s en route from Thamesport UK to Nilbao Spain, Bay of Biscay. 2 drifting containers were spotted on Feb 17 north of Ushant, during a surveillance flight.
Container ship WEC VAN EYCK, IMO 9365984, dwt 9587, capacity 767 TEU, built 2009, flag Cyprus, manager MSC SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD, Cyprus.



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