Drifting MSC Container Ship a Mystery

Photo by Athanasios Papazacharias/Unsplash
Photo by Athanasios Papazacharias/Unsplash

Investigation into MSC Container Ship Found Adrift


An MSC containership that was on voyage from Singapore to Tema, Ghana was found to be adrift in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The MSC Trieste a 13, 050TEU Maltese-flagged vessel sent out a distress call on November 10.

Tugs were deployed by the South African Naval and port authority to locate the vessel where it was found adrift in the nearby waters and towed back to Port Elizabeth.

Officials are trying to determine why the incident occurred.

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