A lot of questions have been raised about cargo security after the accident with the container ship MSC.
On the 2nd of January, the MSC Zoe lost at least 277 containers in the North Sea.
Three of these containers may have contained toxic substances. The loss of these containers is a major contributor of pollution. It appears that over the past years several containers fell from a cargo ship into the water.
Politicians therefore want to know exactly how the harbour master and the Seaport Police monitor in-coming and outgoing container ships in relation to their cargo. The largest political party in Rotterdam also asks for stricter enforcement should it appear that the captains do not take the securing of containers that seriously. Therefore it is very important that cargo is secured well and all safety requirements are used according to cargo security.
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Source: Dagblad 010