IMO Committee approved the creation of a system for monitoring lost containers
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved new measures to locate and report containers lost at sea.
According to the press service of the IMO, in particular, it was agreed to create a mandatory system and install it on board the vessel. This system will allow you to determine the exact number of lost containers and track them.
With this system, the crew will be required to report the loss of containers. Information about them will be detailed, with identification and description of the transported cargo, including dangerous, as well as indicating the degree of risk of collision with ships.
This is one of the measures the IMO will take over the next two years to reduce the risk of containers falling off the ship and restore confidence in the reliability of container transport.
In 2020, ships lost more than 3,000 containers, and since the beginning of this year, more than 1,000 containers have gone overboard - a record figure for the past seven years.