Cargo ship loses 'about 40 containers' in rough seas off Australia

"Surgical masks have reportedly washed up on Australia's east coast after a cargo ship lost dozens of containers in rough seas over the weekend, according to officials.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said the Singapore-flagged container ship APL England experienced a "temporary loss of propulsion" Sunday morning about 45 miles southeast of Sydney.

"The ship’s power was restored within a few minutes, but during this time the ship reported that it was rolling heavily, causing container stacks to collapse and several containers to fall overboard," the agency said."


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