The Baltic Tern lost the containers in rough weather last week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Baltic Tern, a 169-metre long container ship, was caught in rough weather on Wednesday of last week and lost five containers overboard in the Wadden Sea. Now, a third container has been collected from the seabed in the North Sea, reports the Omrop Fryslân. The first of the two containers that were recovered contained the chemical acetone, the other used frying oil.
Friendship Offshore, a Terschelling-based salvage company, managed to remove the third container from the seabed. The container was almost empty, having previously split in two, and contained wooden pallets. The remnants of the container was brought to Terschelling on Saturday evening.
On Friday the acetone-filled container was found and taken to the Eemshaven, along with the cooking oil container that had been found earlier that day. The Dutch Rijkswaterstaat has said that it is pleased with the recovery, with no spillage found from either container.
The final two containers contain paper fibres, and will be searched for further today.