After the MSC Zoe incident, the Dutch government has investigated whether Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) could help prevent such accidents. The result is that VTS will be introduced north of the Wadden Islands. In addition, Vessel Traffic Monitoring will be established...
The salvage work to recover the lost containers of the Marcos V has been completed. All 26 empty containers have been salvaged. The container ship lost them on 19 February in the early morning, the weekend that the storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin swept across the...
Over 2.5 years after the MSC Zoe lost 342 containers in the North Sea just north of the Dutch Wadden Islands, Rijkswaterstaat has removed the last container part from the Wadden Sea. Salvage company BDS salvaged parts of a container on the Rif, a sandbank between...
Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen has said that agreements have been made with Germany about warnings to container ships sailing north of the Wadden Islands in bad weather. In addition, an investigation is taking place into...
Rolling in waves seems to underlie many of the incidents that involve a loss of containers at sea. This raises the question if container ships are particularly vulnerable in this respect and if there are clear remedies. Could the role of bilge keels for example have...
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