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Maersk ship loses boxes to stormy weather

   A boxship of Maersk Line lost a “significant number of containers” overboard during rough weather Friday, the Danish carrier said Tuesday.
   The Svendborg Maersk, with 8,160 TEUs, was hit by winds reaching 60 knots and waves of about 10 meters. The weather collapsed container stacks on the vessel, which led to boxes falling into the sea, Maersk said.
   In addition to the lost containers, Maersk said a number were damaged due to the collapse. The carrier did not specify the numbers of lost or damaged containers.
   The Svendborg Maersk operates on Maersk Line — Safmarine — AE1 service.
   The ship called at the port of Malaga on Monday for re-stowage of collapsed container stacks and repair of damaged equipment, Maersk said. 
   Also, a call at Wilhelmshaven was skipped on this route, BlueWater Research noted.
   According to BlueWater, the vessel rotation of service typically includes Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama, Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Colombo, Singapore, Yantian and Kobe.