thank you for your words. I fully agree.
During my time as chairman of the German Trans-Ocean e.V. from February 2012 to November 2019 I´ve got no report of a collision with a container by one of our sailing members. (Trans-Ocean e.V. is an association of blue water sailors with some 4.500 members.)
The only reports in this period had been:
During the circumnavigation we did between 2004 and 2009 we had several close encounters but no collision to
Once we hit something while running the engine. But I could´nt see nothing. But for sure it was not a container.
It is as you say. There are much more other risks which are more dangerous than containers but we are used to deal with. And most of the risks you will find close to shore.