MV Ever Smart Arrives in Los Angeles with Toppled Containers

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MV Ever Smart alongside in Los Angeles on November 9, 2017.

The MV Ever Smart arrived at the port of Los Angeles on Wednesday showing clear evidence of the dozens of containers which were lost from the vessel during its voyage across the Pacific. 

As gCaptain reported previously, the British-flagged Ever Smart lost 42 containers overboard approximately 700nm east of Japan on October 30, 2017. The UK MAIB has launched an investigation into the incident. 

The incident occurred as the ship was underway from Taipei, Taiwan to the Port of Los Angeles. 

Although the MAIB investigation will seek to determine the cause of the accident, on the day the containers were lost, meteorologists were tracking a powerful hurricane force low-pressure system over the northwestern Pacific.