Coffee, Ramen Noodles Washing Up On Treasure Coast After Hundreds Of Cafe Bustelo Cans Are Spotted Near Central Florida
Coffee is washing up along the Treasure Coast.
After hundreds of Cafe Bustelo coffee cans were spotted on Central Florida coasts on Tuesday, beachgoers reported finding coffee and Ramen noodle packages along north St. Lucie County shores, TCPalm reports.
WPTV reports that its Chopper 5 spotted coffee and wooden pallets near the Fort Pierce Inlet.
Officials are still investigating whether the goods may be connected to shipping containers that were reported missing over the weekend.
On Tuesday, the Coast Guard said the barge Columbia Elizabeth, which was being unloaded at the Port of Palm Beach, reported losing at least nine containers between Cape Canaveral and Palm Beach. However, as many as 25 may have fallen overboard, officials estimate.
One of the containers was carrying wet cell batteries, which may cause chemical burns when in contact with skin, the Coast Guard said.
Those who spot anything are urged to call the U.S. Coast Guard via VHF marine radio channel 16, the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802, or their local fire or police departments.
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