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Refrigerators, shoes and needles – Danish beaches are cleaned up after 46 containers fell from cargo ships

Fridges, shoes, needles, plastic – beaches along the coast of West Jutland are full of damaged goods and rubbish that washed ashore after a cargo ship dropped 46 containers overboard. In recent days, volunteers and beach guards have been working to clean the beaches, and on Wednesday bulldozers and trucks helped them move the trash.

Beach lifeguard Thomas Durlo He tells Danish broadcaster TV2 that the clean-up process could take a few days.

– We expect that what is there now can be quickly removed. Within a few days we expect it to disappear.

The shipping company bears responsibility

Last Friday, a ship belonging to the shipping company Mærsk dropped containers into the sea off the coast of Jutland when powerful Storm Pia moved over Denmark.

On Tuesday, beach rangers held a meeting with Maersk, which took charge of the cleanup.