The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai is warning mariners of navigation hazards after about 70 cargo containers fell off of a cargo ship Saturday night (March 03) about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.

Container ship MAERSK SHANGHAI lost 70 or more containers in rough seas off North Carolina, USA
Caption: Container ship Maersk Shanghai - Image courtesy of Tugboat Graffiti

The containership Maersk Shanghai contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, notifying them that they lost approximately 70 to 73 cargo containers due to high winds and heavy seas.

The Coast Guard urges all mariners to transit this area with caution.

Source: USCG