So far 21 of the 270 containers that fell from the vessel MSC Zoe into the North Sea last week have washed up.

The year has not started off well or the shipping industry and the cause of marine safety. The fatal fire aboard the vehicle carrier Sincerity Ace cost the lives of five seafarers and will have destroyed 3,600 cars and most probably the vessel herself.

Container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has pledged to find all the containers that fell from the MSC Zoe last week and cover full costs of the clean-up.

Video from the Netherlands Coastguard of the damage to containership MSC Zoe which lost 270 containers in heavy weather in the North Sea.

Port of Salalah’s strategic location on the Arabian Sea will ensure it continues cashing in on the increasingly large ULCS being deployed on the main Asia-Europe trade lanes, the Omani transhipment hub’s ceo David Gledhill predicts.