Problem Astern

Rough seas and deck containers can be a bad combination. Each year, ships lose hundreds of containers overboard. One of our readers sent this photo of what can happen when lashings break loose on containers stowed above deck.

Here is a Coast Guard press release (http://www.uscglosangeles.com/go/doc/834/266531/) about the YM Taichung, which arrived in Los Angeles after encountering heavy weather in the Pacific. The Coast Guard says 14 containers were lost overboard and 26 others to shift.
 
 
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