Container Ship Wrecks and Fires

Capsized container ship

On occasion, container ships do not make it to their destination port. No one likes to think about it but a ship can encounter any number of problems and, unfortunately, when a container ship has a problem, it’s a BIG problem.

The photos we point to here show container ships from many different shipping lines, there is no focus on any one line, and the problems vary from wrecks and damage due to heavy weather, ships that have capsized due to improper loading, and fires from hazardous cargo and even terrorist attacks.

The photos are amazing and are sure to make any exporter a little uncomfortable but they are definitely interesting. They also underscore the reasons for proper declaration of hazardous cargo and very careful and secure loading of each container.

Fire on a container ship

Link: Ship photos via BoingBoing

See also: Mumbai Cargo Ship Collision