Hundreds of Yeti coolers flew off a cargo ship and now people are finding them on shore. An inclement weather incident knocked an estimated 109 shipping containers off a boat headed towards Canada.
A Christmas Gift
For those looking to give a cult-favorite Yeti cooler this Christmas, you might want to think about heading to Alaska. A massive shipment of Yeti coolers has begun washing up on the Alaskan coast after it fell off of a cargo ship heading to British Columbia from South Korea, per reports by the Canadian Coast Guard.
After inclement weather struck the ship amid its voyage, an estimated 109 containers flew off of the boat, including containers that were holding the Yeti materials. Yeti’s are not cheap — most sized containers sit within the $200-$500 range with stainless steel variations listed for $900.
Those finding the coolers say although the box’s exteriors are (naturally) a bit weathered, the insides are being found in “mint condition.” “We started to hear reports of some of these coolers ending up on the shores of Alaska, Seattle and beyond late last year when fans posted their finds on social media,” said President and CEO of Yeti, Matt Reintjes.
Locals report that they’ve been scavenging the coast over the last year for more coolers, rarely going home empty-handed as Yeti has reported that they lost an estimated 1,600 coolers in the incident.
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