Thousands of shipping containers are lost at sea each year, dispersing Lego, inkjet cartridges and rubber ducks across the world's beaches.
Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
In early 2020, stranded cruise ships became a stark symbol of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now it's seafarers stranded on cargo ships.
Dead whales usually sink, so most evidence of 'ship strikes' quickly disappears beneath the waves.
We know how to stop solid minerals converting to a liquid state mid voyage – so why does it still happen?
Iran has threatened to shut down this narrow seaway. Here's why that could be a big deal.