Seaboard Marine recovers 2 empty containers, continues search for others

MIAMI – A private salvor hired by Seaboard Marine recovered two containers Friday that fell overboard from the vessel Seaboard Intrepid 30 miles south of Key West, Fla., Monday.

The containers were recovered off Miami Beach, Fla., and towed into the Port of Miami Friday afternoon by P&L Towing, the company hired by Seaboard Marine. Once in the port, the containers were removed from the water.

The Coast Guard confirmed one container sank Friday in approximately 250 feet of water five miles off Miami Beach. Seaboard Marine and the Coast Guard will continue to search for any remaining adrift containers through the weekend and will continue to issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the containers' last known position.

All mariners transiting through the area should keep a sharp lookout and report all container sightings to the Coast Guard at 305-535-4472.

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