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CMA CGM Verdi

Name
CMA CGM Verdi
Accident date
18/02/2006
Location
Spain
Accident area
Near Cape Finisterre
Spill area
Inshore
Cause of spill
Weather conditions
Quantity spilled
85 containers
Ship / structure type
Container ship
Built date
2004
Shipyard
Samsung Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea
Length
277.30 m
Width
40.00 m
Draught
14.50 m
Flag
Bahamian
Owner
CMA CGM, Marseille, France
Charterer
CMA CGM, Marseille, France

On 18 February 2006, the Bahamian container ship CMA CGM Verdi was caught in a storm near Cape Finisterre (Spain), causing the loss of 85 containers and damage to 55 others. When the vessel arrived in Southampton (England), its cargo was unstable.
 
 This accident is similar to two other incidents involving container ships, the CMA CGM Otello and the P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan, which occurred around the same time.

Sources :

- Projet Lostcont, 2008, Réponse au problème des conteneurs perdus par les navires de passage dans le Golfe de Gascogne et ses approches
- Bureau Veritas 2006, pertes de conteneurs en mer
- Mer et Marine
- CMA CGM

Last update: 16/02/2010

See also

CMA CGM Normandie Date : 27/03/2001, Location : Singapore

Ever Decent Date : 28/08/1999, Location : Great Britain

MSC Carla Date : 24/11/1997, Location : Portugal

MSC Napoli Date : 18/01/2007, Location : Western Channel

Sherbro Date : 08/12/1993, Location : France