Containers overboard – is practice overtaking theory
The number of major container losses at sea is on the rise; recent events in particular demonstrate this with frightening clarity. Spectacular pictures of containers floating in the sea and container ships with visible gaps in the container stacks have recently been featured repeatedly in media coverage.
The financial losses resulting from such events are enormous. In light of this, our nautical expert, Capt. Marc Sommerfeld, has issued a critical analysis of the matter with considerable technical detail.