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>> A windfall for Dutch treasure hunters. From toys to TVs, clothing to car parts, dozen of containers have washed up on Dutch
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islands in the North Sea. One of the world's biggest container ships lost part of its cargo in rough weather. The country's Coast Guard said up to 270 containers had fallen off the huge Panamanian flagged vessel.
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They've warned ships in the area to keep a lookout for floating containers. Three holding hazardous materials haven't yet been found. But, for those living close to these beaches, the containers have provided a bumper crop. Dutch media say people on the islands have found an array of items from IKEA furniture to lightbulbs.
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It's unclear if the goods were water-damaged, but residents of the islands have a centuries-old tradition of collecting what washes up onto the shore. The mayor of one of the islands said she doesn't mind the scavenging as processing the flotsam would cost more than it was worth.