Maersk Essen, a 13100 TEU container ship, lost about 750 containers in the Pacific on 16th January 2021.
The ship was sailing from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, California, when the containers have been reported to have fallen because of rough weather.
According to a statement by Maersk, all crew members are safe and a detailed cargo assessment is ongoing while the vessel continues on her journey. The US Coast Guard, flag state and relevant authorities have been notified as well.
Several containers have also been collapsed and damaged on board which will be needed to be removed or repositioned.
There have been several incidents lately involving containers lost overboard. In November 2020, ONE Apus lost above 1800 containers at sea because of bad weather.