Shipping containers: do they float or sink?

Hello I believe we were discussing shipping containers? What happens if a shipping container falls a ship? Does it float or sink? What factors determine that, is it the nature of the cargo for example? Lets say there are 3 shipping containers, the 1st is filled with ladies bras and panties, the 2nd is filled with... show more Hello I believe we were discussing shipping containers?
What happens if a shipping container falls a ship? Does it float or sink?
What factors determine that, is it the nature of the cargo for example?
Lets say there are 3 shipping containers, the 1st is filled with ladies bras and panties, the 2nd is filled with fluffy childrens toys, the 3rd is empty, which ones will float and which ones will sink?
And why or why not?
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