Rough seas knock 40 shipping containers off cargo ship near Strait of Juan de Fuca

Forty containers were lost off a vessel when it listed in rough waters, according to the Coast Guard. Eight of the containers have been found floating.

SEATTLE — Dozens of shipping containers are floating adrift off the Washington coast after getting tossed from a cargo ship into rough waters Friday.

Forty containers were lost off an inbound ship about 43 miles west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca entrance, according to the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest. 

The incident happened when the ship listed to its side due to rough seas.

It was reported to the Coast Guard about midnight. When

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