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Dropped Containers Located on Seabed off Australian Coast

Dropped Containers Located on Seabed off Australian Coast

Australia: Up to 50 of the 81 containers lost from the YM Efficiency have been identified on the ocean floor off the New South Wales (NSW) coast, a release from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has stated.

The identified containers have ranged in condition, with some being broken apart and some totally intact.

The ship’s insurers contracted the Port of Newcastle to provide their hydrographic survey vessel to conduct a five-day search on June 22, 2018.

The search has been described as successful, however poor weather conditions have caused delays and the search has been suspended until later this week.

The risk the containers could pose to maritime operations, especially trawler fish operations, will be properly assessed once the survey is finished and the collected data can be processed by surveyors.