Wednesday, April 6, 2011

10,000 Shipping Containers Lost at Sea a Year

Right now, as you read this, there are five or six million shipping containers on enormous cargo ships sailing across the world’s oceans. And about every hour, on average, one is falling overboard never to be seen again. It’s estimated that 10,000 of these large containers are lost at sea each year. I had no idea lost containers were this prevalent. Source: MBARI

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