Barge towed by tug lost 25 containers, Florida

Several containers were lost from a 100-meter barge COLUMBIA ELIZABETH on Dec 6 off the coast between Port Canaveral, Florida, and West Palm Beach, Florida, reported USCG. Barge was towed by tug CAPT LATHAM to Puerto Rico. Crew noticed several containers over the portside, tug changed course and arrived to Palm Beach for investigation. Up to 25 containers were unaccounted for. Some of lost containers were loaded with batteries, one container was washed ashore in Port Canaveral area. Aircraft is to be deployed to spot lost containers.

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