More than 1,900 containers lost in Pacific Ocean storm
ONE Apus, owned by Chidori Ship Holdings, was traveling from Yantian in China to Long Beach, California, when it hit a violent storm about 1,600 nautical miles (2,960 kilometers) northwest of Hawaii, a statement issued on behalf of the companies said.
A swell caused the ship to roll and dislodged containers.
"It is estimated that the number of lost or damaged units could exceed 1,900," the statement said.
A spokesman said he had not heard of such a large number of containers being lost in previous incidents involving large container ships. ■