The cargo ship MSC Zoe has not lost 291 containers on the North Sea, but at least 345. This is reported by Rijkswaterstaat on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after a new estimate from the MSC shipping company.
The MSC Zoe lost the containers on the night of 1 to 2 January at the German Wadden Islands. In the following days a part of the contents and containers washed up in the Netherlands.
It is still unclear how many containers have been thrown overboard. Rijkswaterstaat hopes to get more clarity from MSC next week.
The new estimate was made after unloading the containers on the ship in Bremerhaven (Germany) and Gdansk (Poland). According to Rijkswaterstaat, this information only comes up now, because the shipping company could not unload for a long time.
The first part of the cargo, including containers with damage, was already unloaded in Germany last month. The remaining containers were only removed from the ship in Gdansk last weekend.