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December 6, 2012

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Collision between the car carrier Baltic Ace and portacontainer the Corvus J

Nell'incidente is died four marine ones, seven turn out dispersed and 13 have been features in salvo

The collision between the car carrier Baltic Ace and portacontainer the Corvus J, happened yesterday evening to approximately 65 kilometers to the wide one of the Dutch coasts, has caused to the sinking of the ship garage and the dead women of four its members of the crew, while others seven turn out dispersed and 13 are saved by sea and air means of Dutch Guard Costiera with the contribution of unit of Belgian Marina and the means aid of aid of the society Koninklijke Nederlandse Reddings Maatschappij (KNRM).

The Dutch Defense Ministry, emphasizing that the area of the incident is characterized by an intense marine traffic, has announced that the car carrier is sunk quickly after the collision that has taken place to the 19,15 approximately. The means of aid have reached on the place of the incident shortly time and have hoisted on board 13 marine ones in state of serious hypothermia, while in the course of the night four corpses are recovered. The rescue operations are hindered by the bad conditions of the sea. The ministry has specified that the portacontainer it is in condition independently for continuing navigation until the port of Antwerp.

The ship garage Baltic Ace takes part of the fleet of the shipowning society Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). The unit, that it is constructed in 2007, is long 148 meters and has a cargo ability of 2.000 motors vehicle. Portacontainer the Corvus J is employed by Dutch company B.G. Freight Line (that integrally it is controlled by the British group Peel Ports) in a service that connects the Belgian port of Antwerp with the British ports of Grangemouth and Teesport. The portacontainer, that it is constructed in 2003, it is long 135 meters and it has a cargo ability 630 pairs to container teu.




Vincenzo Miele


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