UK-Flagged Containership, MV Ever Smart lost 42 containers overboard while it was 700 nautical miles east of Japan on October 30, 2017 according to UK Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB).
The 7,024 TEU containership was underway from the port of Taipei, Taiwan to US port of Los Angeles, scheduled to arrive on November 8, 2017.
Investigation into the recent incident has begun by the UK MAIB.
Media reports speculated that a low-pressure system, potentially bringing dangerous weather conditions, had been spotted in the Pacific on the day of the incident.
The container vessel is managed by Evergreen Marine, a UK-based shipping firm.