Date: a week ago   Category: Incidents

At coast of France the vessel with fuel and dangerous freight sank: the pollution threat is announced


The trade Grande America ship under the flag of Italy which transported from Hamburg to Morocco 2200 tons of fuel and other dangerous freight sank in the Bay of Biscay, in 333 km from La Rochelle port in France. It is said on the Premar Atlantique page on Twitter.

So, as a result of the crash of the 214-meter vessel was formed a huge fuel spot which actively moves to coast of France. The authorities of the country already declared threat of pollution and sent the special vessel to the disaster area. the French experts assured

that the spot can reach coast literally for several days. At the same time experts do not deny that pollution by an oil slick can be local and not pose a serious threat for the ocean and people.

Is known that an incident occurred because of the large-scale fire which reasons are not established yet. The ship began to heel on the left side then in water containers with freight began to fall. In total onboard the vessel there were 365 containers.

injured came to the rescue the British ship which evacuated 26 crew members and one passenger.

the Italian freighter lies Now at a depth of 4600 meters. [GrandeAmerica] of Le violent incendie sur le GrandeAmerica est toujours en cours. Le navire présente une inclinaison sur son côté droit qui s’aggrave au fil du temps. Plus d'information: https://t.co/GFt6RNXscl @SGMer @MarineNationale @OuestFrance @LeTelegramme @sudouest pic.twitter.com/JYm6n9bhNh - Premar Atlantique (@premaratlant) on March 12, 2019

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