Ship loses timber cargo in Baltic Sea

The Lithuanian ship Afalina lost about 300 to 500 cubic meters of its timber cargo in the Baltic Sea last weekend, reported LETA newswire via the Latvian National Armed Forces.

The Latvian coast guard issued a safety warning to ships in the area immediately after the January 30 accident caused by heavy wind.

Based on the weather reports and other factors, the logs probably will be drifting in the sea for another three or four days and are moving towards the Estonian coast.

Such accidents happen in the Baltic Sea now and again but this time the ship has lost a comparatively large amount of cargo.

According to the Marine Traffic vessel database, the Afalina is registered in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda.

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