On 18 February 2006, the Bahamian container ship CMA-CGM Verdi was caught in a storm near Cape Finisterre (Spain), causing the loss of 85 containers and damage to 55 others. When the vessel arrived in Southampton (England), its cargo was unstable.
This accident is similar to two other incidents involving container ships, the CMA-CGM Otello and the P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan, which occurred around the same time.
Name: CMA-CGM Verdi
Date: 18 February 2006
Accident area: near Cape Finisterre
Cause of spill: weather conditions
Quantity spilled: 85 containers
Ship type: container ship
Date built: 2004
Shipyard: Samsung Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea
Length: 277.3 m
Width: 40 m
Draught: 14.5 m
Owner: CMA CGM, Marseille, France
Charterer: CMA CGM, Marseille, France
Last update: February 2010