The 64,989 DWT container ship MSC Shristi has lost at least 45 containers in rough weather 350 nautical miles east of Bermuda. The ship, which has a capacity of 4,738 containers, was en route from Boston to the Dominican Republic when the accident occurred.

According to a report to local authorities in Bermuda, the ship dropped the empty containers in three separate incidents, the first of which occurred on Friday last week.

The authorities have issued warnings to shipping to keep a sharp lookout when passing through the waters.

After a stay in Caucedo, MSC Shristi is now on her way to Port Said.