Nike products washing ashore everywhere

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    Trainers, flip-flops, and other footwear washing up on the shores of the Azores.

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    Nobody knew where they were coming from. Or why in such numbers.


    Appears there’s a reason for it.


    The source of all these shoes is believed to be a single ship.

    "Through the research I have done," Mr Ribeiro says, "everything indicates they may have been from some of the 70 to 76 containers that fell overboard from the Maersk Shanghai."

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    In early spring last year, the Maersk Shanghai - a 324m (1,063ft) vessel capable of carrying more than 10,000 shipping containers - was travelling from Norfolk, Virginia, down the east coast of the US to Charleston, South Carolina.

    On the evening of 3 March - 17 miles from the Oregon Inlet, off the coast of North Carolina - it was caught in a storm. While battling high winds and rough seas, a stack of its cargo-laden containers toppled overboard.

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    LOL reminds me of the Garfield telephones that washed ashore wherever for about 20 years
     
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    Cargo falls off decks or a shipwreck...
     
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    Longknife may have been the one to post the story awhile back. They eventually found the cargo container wedged in a cave on the shoreline that had been dumping Garfield telephone parts on a beach every time a big storm came up for about a generation.
     
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    Not a soccer ball, but maybe one washed up on a tiny island and a castaway has named it Nicky as a new friend.
     
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