Seems yet another stack of boxes has fallen over board in a swell.
Whilst I know they pose absolutely no threat to me on the opposide side of the world, they do pose a real and significant danger to any small boat that happens across one. It seems we hear about these events at least once a year. Yet there is no reason they should present any problem. Indeed a simple bit of engineering and the entire issue would go away.
Just stack boxes athwartships instead of longwise and they can’t fall over. Of course it will never happen because sailors and mariners will only do what was done before and no one will ask the question, why can’t we prevent boxes from falling overboard by turning them through 90 degrees.