MV Sinegorsk 2009
On 14 January the MV Sinegorsk, carrying 2,365 tonnes of packaged timber on deck, was sailing from Dover and met force 9 winds and high seas. After significant rolling from starboard to port, the cargo lashings failed, and half of the deck cargo was lost overboard. While this helped address the ships list, this resulted in 1,500 tonnes of timber being lost into the English Channel.
The timber was monitored using technology which mapped ocean currents and winds to predict where the wood would beach.
Once the timber came ashore, mainly between Ramsgate and Broadstairs, hundreds of members of the public contributed to the salvage effort by claiming, and reporting, the timber.