Cargo Ship Sinks Off Greek Island: 1 Dead, 12 Missing
ATHENS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – One person has died and 12 people were missing on Sunday after a cargo ship carrying salt with 14 crew on board sank off the island of...
AMSTERDAM, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The car carrier that caught fire last week off the coast of the Netherlands has arrived at the northern Dutch port of Eemshaven for salvage, officials there said on Thursday.
“Most of the ship has now been inspected and there are no indications that there is still fire on board,” the Dutch Ministry of Public Works and Water Management said in a statement.
Safety experts remained on board the Panama-registered ship during the 64-km (40-mile) towing operation which started north of the islands of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog in difficult weather, the ministry added.
Ship charter company “K” Line said on Friday there were 3,783 vehicles on board, including 498 electric vehicles.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.
An emergency responder was heard in a recording released by Dutch broadcaster RTL as saying “the fire started in the battery of an electric car.”But that has not been confirmed by authorities.
(Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by Sharon SingletonEditing by Bernadette Baum, Kim Coghill and Andrew Heavens)
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