Marine Debris Alert - 70+ Cargo Containers Lost off North Carolina Coast

 

The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai lost 70+ containers near the North Carolina Outer Banks over the weekend.  These containers present significant navigation threats, as well as potential human health risks.  Some of the cargo included hazardous materials.  

If you encounter any washed up drums or larger fiberboard boxes, please avoid the area and report this marine debris to the US Coast Guard National Response Center (800-424-8802), Emergency Operations Center (800-858-0368), or your local law enforcement.  

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, March 5, 2018 3:57:00 PM Categories: News