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Maersk Essen Re-Routes to Mexico After Losing 750 Containers Overboard

January 22, 2021

Via: gCaptain

The Maersk Essen has been re-routed to Mexico after the ship lost approximately 750 containers overboard during its voyage from China to the U.S. West Coast last week.

A spokesperson for Maersk has confirmed that the will call at APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico on January 29. Upon arrival, the vessel will undergo cargo survey, port operations and initial repair.

The 13,200-TEU was en route from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, California when it lost an estimated 750 containers overboard in heavy seas on January 16, 2021. All crew members are reported safe.

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