Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Accidents

VIDEO: Baltic Ace Wreck Cut Up and Removed from North Sea

On December 5, 2012, the car carrier Baltic Ace sank in the North Sea with more than 1,400 cars on board after a colliding with a containership near the entrance...

January 20, 2016
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Accidents

Baltic Ace Salvage Suffers Major Setback

A planned attempt to the lift the sunken Baltic Ace car carrier from the seafloor near the port of Rotterdam has been abandoned because damage to the ship is worse than originally thought, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment said Tuesday.

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Maritime News

Boskalis and Mammoet Start Operation To Raise Baltic Ace Car Carrier

Dutch companies have started a weeks-long operation to raise the Baltic Ace car carrier, which collided with a cargo ship in 2012, killing 11 crew and sending 1,400 cars to the bottom of the North Sea, the government said on Tuesday.

June 3, 2014
Total Views: 8

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Interesting

Salvors to Remove Sunken Baltic Ace Near Rotterdam

The Dutch Government is getting ready to award the salvage contract for the complete removal of the sunken Baltic Ace car carrier near the port of Rotterdam.

February 20, 2014
Total Views: 6

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Incidents

Oil Sheen Spotted Near Baltic Ace Shipwreck

The Baltic Ace sank Dec. 5th after colliding with containership near the entrance to a busy shipping lane leading to the Port of Rotterdam, killing eleven crew.

June 20, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Interesting

Missing Crew Member of Baltic Ace Found, Salvage Operations Suspended

Dutch police have identified a body found on 19 December, 20 nautical miles west of IJmuiden, as that of the 31 year-old Polish first mate of the Baltic Ace, a RoRo...

January 15, 2013
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Uncategorized

Svitzer Preparing to Remove Oil from Baltic Ace

The Dutch government’s hydrographic and oil spill response vessel, M/V Arca, has left the scene of the Baltic Ace and has been replaced with the hydrographic research vessel Zirfaea, which...

December 11, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, December 10, 2012
Salvage

SVITZER Hired to Remove Oil from Sunken Baltic Ace

SVITZER, a member A.P. Møller – Mærsk Group specializing in marine salvage and response, has been hired to remove the fuel oil from the sunken car carrier Baltic Ace near Rotterdam, Dutch...

December 10, 2012
Total Views: 2

Friday, December 7, 2012
Incidents

Baltic Ace Sinking: What You Need to Know Right Now

Search for missing crewmembers Baltic Ace has been called off. By Tobias Pieffers, Local Correspondent ROTTERDAM – The Dutch Coast Guard has called off the search for the six crewmembers still...

December 7, 2012
Total Views: 195

Incidents

Dutch Media Interviews Baltic Ace Rescuers [VIDEO]

Here are two interviews conducted by the Dutch website NOS.nl with rescuers involved in the Baltic Ace sinking. We have provided the english translation below each of the videos. Female...

December 7, 2012
Total Views: 7

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Incidents

Baltic Ace Sinking Begs the Question: Are RoRo’s Safe?

Equipped with built-in ramps and long tiers of decks, Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ships are essentially floating parking garages that allow vehicles to be driven aboard the ship at...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 519

Incidents

Photos Reveal Damage to Corvus J Following Fatal North Sea Collision, Update With AIS Data

The Baltic Ace sank within 15 minutes of colliding with the containership Corvus J Wednesday night approximately 65 kilometers (40 miles) off the southeastern coast of the Netherlands in the...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 228

Uncategorized

Baltic Ace Sinks: Five Dead, Six Still Missing in North Sea

By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Human error was probably to blame for a collision that killed five crew and sank the Baltic Ace car carrier, its Greek manager said...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Incidents

Car Carrier Sinks Near Rotterdam After Collision, Casualties Reported – UPDATE

Update 3: Five bodies have been recovered and six are still missing in the North Sea.  AIS Data and damage photos of the Corvus J can be found here. gCaptain’s FULL...

December 5, 2012
Total Views: 26