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Singapore freighter probed after goods wash ashore near Sydney

Christian Fernsby |
A Singapore-flagged container ship is being investigated after it lost dozens of containers transporting appliances, construction materials, and medical supplies, some of which washed ashore in Australia.

Topics: SINGAPORE   

The APL England was rerouted to the Port of Brisbane where it is being surveyed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for possible violations after the goods went overboard in bad weather Sunday, leading to scenes of several beaches strewn with face masks and other goods.

“We are currently investigating the ship on two fronts. It’s compliance with both Australian and international maritime safety standards, and also whether the ship has breached any Australian environmental protection regulations or standards,” the authority said.

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