The chilling news from the Strait of Juan de Fuca today: the containership Zim Kingston, which suffered a container fire on board this weekend and lost containers overboard in rough weather – actually lost 109 containers overboard, close to three times the number first thought to be lost.

Those containers are in the water somewhere near Vancouver Island. It’s unknown how many have sunk, or how many are still bobbing around out there, just below the surface, presenting a potentially deadly hazard to navigation.

Image of the Zim Kingston courtesy USCG.