The full extent of Friday’s maritime incident, where 83 shipping containers were lost overboard, is becoming clearer.
Some locals have begun collecting the goods – disposing of the goods.
Authorities are reminding the public the contents of the containers are the property of the shipping company, and can’t be salvaged.
None of the 83 shipping containers had any hazardous materials inside them.
Have to admire the local residents of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, coming together at #JimmysBeach to clean up rubbish from the lost containers – more @nbnnews tonight w/ @MaherGeorgia pic.twitter.com/mFVmZqczrJ
— dukerling (@dukerling) June 4, 2018
The clean up at Jimmys Beach. Only local residents out wading through the water, and shifting through the seaweed for the tonnes of rubbish washed up from the lost containers @nbnnews @dukerling pic.twitter.com/jLqmVuKcoS
— Georgia Maher (@MaherGeorgia) June 4, 2018
Car parts, plastics, cosmetic containers and food.. Just some of the items washing up on Port Stephens beaches following the loss of shipping containers.. @nbnnews @9NewsSyd pic.twitter.com/JMI3AHKzfV
— David Threlfo (@David_Threlfo) June 4, 2018