“During the weekend Jan 21/22, 2012, the "Cosco Yokohama” while in the Gulf of Alaska lost 29 containers overboard underway from Asia to Prince Rupert’s port.
They did not contain dangerous goods. There was little to no chance of them being recovered.
Many more containers onboard shifted during the storm. In the afternoon of Jan 24, the “Cosco Yokohama” reached its destination at the Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert, with the remaining containers on the vessel that were unaffected by the storm being removed first.
Afterwards the removal of containers that were shifted during the commotion was started. The vessel will sail as scheduled with all the damaged containers removed and all the undamaged containers on their way to their destination in North America.“