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Environmental concerns loom after MSC loses 270 containers at sea

January 04, 2019 / Edwin Lopez

MSC is directly taking over some clean-up efforts of German and Dutch waters and beaches after rough waters caused one of its cargo ships to reportedly lose 270 containers at sea on Jan. Already, eight containers of materials have been collected from the Dutch island of Terschelling, according to a statement by MSC. BBC reports 11 containers were spotted floating between the islands of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog.  The shipping company has contracted and deployed drones, industrial-raking machines and SONAR equipment to locate the lost cargo. Local volunteers are also helping to clean up debris, leading some to raise concerns over the potential environmental damage from the accident