Response to lost containers off USA:
The Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency are monitoring the tracking and assessment of approximately 76 stray cargo containers about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai lost the containers during a heavy roll on March 4. A. P. Moller-Maersk reported one of the containers lost at sea was carrying about 5,900 pounds of sulfuric acid. There are no indications any containers of sulfuric acid have surfaced or washed up on shore. No other hazardous materials were reported in the containers. Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Response to lost containers off USA, Editor
PHOTOS: JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2018:
In the absence of an official world championship, the JJ Giltinan Championship is the highest honor for the 18-foot skiff class. The 2018 edition on March 3-11 brought together 25 elite international teams on Sydney Harbor to vie for the class’s most esteemed trophy. Photos by Frank Quealey, Australian 18 Footers League.