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Missing Crew Member of Baltic Ace Found, Salvage Operations Suspended
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Nach Kollision mit der "Baltic Ace"
„Corvus J“ liegt in VlissingenMittwoch, 12. Dezember 2012
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Havarist „Baltic Ace“ mit bis zu 60 Millionen Dollar versichertSamstag, 08. Dezember 2012
human Error Behind North Sea CollisionPosted on Dec 7th, 2012 with tags behind, Collision, europe, Human Error, News by topic, North Sea.
A collision that killed five sailors and sank the Baltic Ace car carrier on Wednesday evening was probably caused by a human error, Reuters informs citing Panagiootis Kakoliris, operations manager at Stamco Ship Management Co., Ltd. which managed the sunken ship.The weather conditions were normal at the time of the collision, according to Dutch Defence Ministry and Greek manager. Mr. Kakoliris also excluded the possibility of a technical failure of the car carrier indicating that Baltic Ace was just five years old and that it had past the inspection in August.The Dutch coastguard have located the wreck some 25-30 metres near the Noord Hinder shipping route.Since the sinking lasted only 15 minutes it is assumed that the Baltic Ace was hit in the side and because of that a large amount of water entered the ship so fast
Baltic Ace Sinking Begs the Question: Are RoRo’s Safe?
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Autofrachter sinkt nach KollisionFreitag, 07. Dezember 2012
Die Ursache des Unglücks ist noch unklar.Auf der Nordsee ist am Mittwochabend der Autofrachter "Baltic Ace" mit dem Containerschiff "Corvus J" zusammengeprallt. Nach der Kollision war der Car-Carrier mit 24 Mann an Bord gesunken. Das Unglück ereignete sich rund 100 Kilometer vor der niederländischen Küste in der Höhe von Rotterdam. Rettungskräfte haben in der Nordsee bereits das fünfte Opfer der Schiffskollision geborgen. Sechs Seeleute werden noch vermisst. Ihre Überlebenschancen sind nach Einschätzung der Küstenwache "gleich null". Der Mannschaft des Containerfrachters gehe es gut, das Schiff habe keine größeren Schäden davongetragen. Mehr: Im "THB Täglicher Hafenbericht"
Car Carrier Sinks Near Rotterdam After Collision, Casualties Reported – UPDATE
By Mike Schuler On
Developing Story…. File photo of the car carrier “Baltic Ace” in the port of Bremerhaven, Germany Update 2: BBC has reported that the bodies of three crewmembers have been recovered and eight are still missing. Meanwhile the AP says that 4 bodies have been recovered, citing a Coast Guard official. Update 1: Unofficial report from the scene…
“Car carrier has sunk, 13 crewmembers are rescued and brought to a nearby hospital. 11 still missing.. Two Dutch navy vessels, 2 helicopters and 2 SAR vessels from the KRNM are also searching for the rest of the crewmembers that are still 11 missing.”We have been told that the car carrier sank quickly, possibly within 15 minutes. Conflicting information earlier that the 11 missing have been rescued. This appears to be untrue at this time. We’ll update on the missing when we have official confirmation. Another unofficial report from the scene…
4 crew members have been brought to the Erasmus medical center in Rotterdam with mild wounds and hypothermia. 7 crewmembers were flown to Ostend in Belgium. 2 have been saved by the container vessel which collided with the car carrier and 11 are still unaccounted for. 3 helicopters, 2 navy vessels and several other vessels from the KNRM are searching. Also several merchant vessels are giving assistance in the search.Original: A car carrier is sinking in the North Sea near Rotterdam after colliding with a containership Wednesday night. The Bahamas-flagged car carrier Baltic Ace collided with the Cyprus-flagged containership Covus J after dark approximately 25 to 30 miles from Port of Rotterdam. The Baltic Ace is said to be sinking as a result of the collision and there may be as many as 24 crewmembers on board. A rescue operation is currently underway. An unknown number of crew are being pulled from four life rafts by helicopter. Reuters in the UK has reported that the Dutch coastguard said the Baltic Ace has “almost certainly has sunk.” The Baltic Ace was en route from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Kotka, Finland. The Corcus J was en route from Grangemouth (UK) to Antwerp.
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