40-foot container lost overboard, recovered, Chittagong
40-foot container fell overboard into river from container ship BLPL GRACE, berthed at Chittagong, on Dec 29 during offloading. Container remained afloat, was picked by tug and towed back to berth, where it was lifted out of water by BLPL GRACE crane. Container ship BLPL GRACE, IMO 9134672, dwt 23064, capacity 1728 TEU, built 1997, flag Panama, manager PROVIDENCE SHIP MANAGEMENT.
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