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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

NEWS: SHIP CAUGHT FIRE AND SINKS


The Italian ship, MV Grande America, that is owned by the Grimaldi Group, has sunk in the Bay of Biscay in water depth of 4,600 meters off the coast of France.

It was gathered that fire broke out on the Grande America on Sunday night as the ship was underway in the Bay of Biscay during a voyage from Hamburg, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco. The fire was primarily located in cargo containers in the forward portion of the ship. Several containers fell off the ship into the water while it was burning before it eventually sank on Tuesday afternoon.

The ship was  abandoned in a lifeboat and later rescued by British frigate HMS Argyll and were taken ashore to the French port of Brest.

According to reports, there is no major injuries were reported, although several of the crew members were treated for smoke inhalation.

The ship was convening over 2000 cars and 365 containers tied from Lagos, Nigeria.

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