Reefer container ship STAR FIRST reported to Traffic Control Pas-de-Calais loss of more than a dozen containers off Boulogne-sur-Mer, English Canal, at 21:30 local time on November 28.
Containers were lost overboard in rough weather conditions, with sea up to 4 meters.
A big-scale search operation was launched, involving aircraft and a tug Abeille Languedoc.
Twelve containers were spotted drifting by plane, the exact number of lost containers is unknown. Several containers in the afternoon November 29 were washed ashore near Calais.