A boat carrying hundreds of tons of grain ended up on a sandblasting dock in a U.N. port in Texas, according to an official with the port’s freight operations.
The container was heading to the East Coast and was supposed to dock at the Port of Houston, but the cargo vessel apparently lost track of it, according, the official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
The container was found Saturday morning by a crew of people who were fishing in the area, the port said in a statement.
It is currently in the custody of the U.
“We have determined that there was no deliberate act of cargo theft and that the cargo had no further movement,” the port wrote.
“The port has suspended the shipment, and the port will investigate the cause of the accident.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the port, its customers, and employees.”
The U.K.-based company that owns the container, Pacific Bulk, confirmed the discovery.
“We are deeply sorry to learn that this incident has occurred and will be working closely with the authorities,” the company said in an email.
As a precaution, we have suspended the delivery of the cargo and will investigate this matter, the company added.