40 boxes lost and container fire on Zim Kingston off Canada

October 27, 2021 Maritime Safety News

US and Canadian Coast Guards have responded to a container vessel Zim Kingston that lost 40 containers during heavy weather 40 miles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A later fire broke out in containers on the vessel.

US and Canadian Coast Guards have responded to a container vessel Zim Kingston that lost 40 containers during heavy weather 40 miles from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A later fire broke out in containers on the vessel.

The incident happened on Friday and Zim Kingston reported losing approximately 40 containers overboard when the vessel heeled 35 degrees in heavy swells 38 miles west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The lost containers were initially reported to be general containers with no dangerous cargo but the ship later advised USCG that two boxes did contain hazardous material

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40 boxes lost and container fire on Zim Kingston off Canada