The ship became the most recent containership to experience a container spill on the Pacific.
The ship is now heading south, bound for the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas, where it is expected to spend some time along side taking off damaged boxes on deck. It will also be surveyed for repairs.
The Maersk accident was the fourth box spill in the Pacific in the space of just 47 days with nearly 3,000 containers lost in the world’s largest ocean since November 30.
Before this incident, on November 30, the ultra-large containership ONE Apus lost about 1,800 containers overboard 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii.
What is more, in the same month, the ONE Aquila also suffered a container loss in the North Pacific. ONE did not provide details on the number of containers, but sources report that the number exceeds 100 containers.
On the other hand, a recent report by the World Shipping Council last summer that said the incidents of containers lost overboard have been on the decline and is a small percentage of the total annual volume.