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CMA CGM Otello

Name
CMA CGM Otello
Accident date
17/02/2006
Location
Atlantic
Accident area
Bay of Biscay
Spill area
Inshore
Cause of spill
Structural damage
Quantity spilled
48 conteneurs
Ship / structure type
Container ship
Built date
2005
Length
334.00 m
Flag
French

On 17 February 2006, the container ship CMA CGM Otello reported the loss of 48 containers, not classed as dangerous, during a violent storm in the Bay of Biscay. Despite various overflights, no containers were located, most of them being likely to have sunk rapidly.

An investigation conducted by BEA mer revealed that the accident was partly due to deficient mooring equipment, in particular the automatic latches.

The container ship CMA CGM Otello
The container ship CMA CGM Otello
Last update: 02/02/2009

See also

CMA CGM Verdi, Date : 18/02/2006, Lieu : Spain

P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan, Date : 09/02/2006, Lieu : North Sea