Scavengers hunt shipping containers wash up in Germany and Holland

Treasure hunt: A person carries a flat-screen television set as others inspect a cargo container after it washed up on a beach in Terschelling.

Netherlands Risky business: Volunteers are seen cleaning up the coastline on the Dutch Wadden islands where everything from toys to TVs and fridges have washed up Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are searching for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by cargo ship MSC Zoe caught in a storm The ship lost at least 270 containers, including four holding potentially dangerous substances, the Dutch and German coastguards said Wednesday Share this article Share MSC Zoe, one of the world’s largest cargo ships, was caught in a storm heading to the northern German port of Bremerhaven All at sea: Some of the more than 250 containers lost by the ship Locals on the Wadden islands have been seen recovering toys and goods – including flat-screen TVs – from broken containers which have turned up on their beaches.

No treasure: What appears to be a broken kitchen appliance has washed up on the shore.