Originally Posted by sammyo
One would think that the actuarial department of the commercial shipping
insurers would have an excellent estimate of the number and type of lost
containers. Are there no actuaries that are also sailors? Erk, if that were actually to be the case, it would be quite a scary statistic!
Yeah, theres stats out
The survey of the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 estimates that there were approximately 733 containers lost at sea on average for each of these three years, not counting catastrophic events. When one includes catastrophic losses (as defined above) during these years, the average annual loss for the period was approximately 2,683 containers.
This larger number is due primarily to two factors: the complete loss in 2013 of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean and all of the 4,293 containers on board – the worst containership loss in history; and, in 2011, the grounding and loss of the M/V Rena off New Zealand, which resulted in a loss overboard of roughly 900 containers. These incidents involved complete and total vessel losses.
But as this report comes from the shipping
industry no one will believe the figures. So you are much better off to believe any bullsh!t number invented by a left wing vegan living miles from a beach cuddling a cute non-endangered animal instead on an ugly vicious but endangered animal.