Huge Cargo Ship Loses Dozens of Containers in Rough Sea Conditions off East Coast of Australia

The APL England, a ship with the capacity to carry over 5,000 shipping containers, lost 40 containers in rough seas off the east coast of Australia on Monday, May 25, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

“An additional 74 containers are damaged and collapsed on the deck of the ship, while a further six containers are reported to be protruding from starboard side and three containers from the port side of the ship,” said the authority in a Facebook post.

The Singapore-flagged vessel was travelling from China and was en route to Melbourne. It returned to dock at the Port of Brisbane following the incident. Credit: Australian Maritime Safety Authority via Storyful