At least 21 shipping containers fall off Young Brothers barge

Hakalau resident Joe Swick photographed a Young Brothers container adrift in the sea off of Pepeekeo Point Monday afternoon. (Joe Swick/Courtesy Photo)

State Sen. Kai Kahele said stevedores at Hilo Harbor told him that the layout of containers on the barge was unusual. (Kai Kehele/Courtesy Photo)

A stack of shipping containers that evidently fell over on the Young Brothers barge Ho‘omaka Hou on Monday morning. (Kai Kahele/Courtesy Photo)

At least 21 containers fell off a Young Brothers barge en route to Hilo Harbor on Monday morning, but the cause has yet to be confirmed.