Baltic Breeze Car Carrier Runs Over Fishing Vessel, At Least 3 Dead

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Baltic Breeze, image via UECC

At approximately  0100 UTC this morning, the car carrier Baltic Breeze collided with the fishing vessel, “Mar de Marin” approximately 1.5 nautical miles off the coast of Vigo, Spain.  3 fishermen are dead and 2 still missing of the original 10 crew.

The Baltic Breeze is a Singapore-flagged car carrier chartered by UECC and managed by Wallenius Marine Singapore.

“It is understood that the Baltic Breeze immediately lowered a rescue boat to assist the search for survivors and that the Port authority deployed their rescue boat and helicopter,” according to an emailed statement by MTI Network on behalf of UECC and Wallenius Marine Singapore

At the time of the incident there was no cargo on board and the vessel was scheduled to load cargo in Vigo and proceed to Algeria.

Watch the AIS animation of the collision here.