Limited Data, Extreme Rolling to Blame for Svendborg Maersk Cargo Loss -REPORT

The Master's decision-making based on limited data and extreme rolling caused the loss of the 517 containers and damage to another 250 units aboard the MV Svendborg Maersk during adverse weather in the Bay of Biscay, the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board has determined. The Danish-flagged 8,160 TEU containership encountered adverse weather conditions after exiting … [Read more...]

Maersk Tasked with Finding Hundreds of Missing Containers in Bay of Biscay

Following the loss of over 500 containers this February from the containership Svendborg Maersk during a storm in the Bay of Biscay, French maritime authorities have tasked Maersk Line with locating the missing containers on the seabed as they could present a hazard to local fishermen. Michael Storgaard, Senior Press Officer from Maersk provided the following statement on … [Read more...]