Containers overboard, locals loot goods

Container ship ASTRID L lost 9 containers overboard at Ashdod Anchorage, Israel, on Dec 27.

At least three 40-foot containers loaded with house electronics, including refrigerators, household utensils, and other consumer goods, drifted ashore.

Locals started to loot container cargo in the evening of Dec 27 and continued well into Dec 28.

The ship after container loss was taken to Ashdod and berthed, to handle collapsed stacks with containers on board.

ASTRID L is circulating between Israeli and Turkish ports.

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