The Marine Corps is looking into how a shipping container was dropped from a helicopter to the ocean off Okinawa’s western coast.

The Tai-Con shipping container reportedly fell from a CH-53E Super Stallion while it was between Irisuna and Tonaki islands around 12:30 p.m. local time Tuesday. According to reports, the Tai-Con shipping container was reportedly damaged by a CH-53E Super Stallion. It was located between Irisuna islands and Tonaki islands at around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained during the incident.

According to, “1st MAW” reads a statement issued by the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

When the shipping container was dropped, the pilots of the helicopter were returning to Irisuna after an exercise.

According to Maj. Ken Kunze, Marines are currently determining if the container that contained military field rations, less than 3 gallons fuel, and was sealed in a sealed container is salvageable.

The 3rd Marine Logistics Group used the contents of the vessel to launch an expeditionary base operation called Poseidon’s Watertower 21. Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 also used the contents of the vessel.

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This is the third incident in the past eight years in which a Marine Corps aircraft dropped something at Okinawa, which is off the coast of Japan.This is Okinawa’s third such incident in eight years. It is located off the coast of Japan.