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Cargo Transporter carrying Mitsubishi's sinks after collision

By PetrolHead on 07 Dec 2012

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A 148-metre cargo ship - Baltic Ace collided with a container ship, the Corvus J under unclear circumstances.

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While nautical accidents are not new, this particular ship in accident was carrying more than 1,400 new cars, mostly manufactured by Mitsubishi from Japan and Thailand according to information revealed to Reuters by Panagiootis Kakoliris, operations manager at Stamco Ship Management Co. Ltd.

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The accident took place off the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands where the Baltic Ace had sailed from Zeebrugge in Belgium and was transporting cars to Kotka in Finland.

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The 134-metre, Cyprus-registered, Corvus J is said to be damaged but not in danger of sinking. The shipping lane where the accident happened is one of the busiest in the North Sea, about 100km from Europe's busiest port at Rotterdam.

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As Japanese automakers are already struggling after back-to-back economical downfalls, it is sad that Mitsubishi has to undergo tough(er) times. Hopefully no Evo X were in the transporter vessel at time of accident.

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PetrolHead
Written by PetrolHead
A passionate motoring enthusiast since little, Akram's articles gives alternative insights on the latest motoring news.



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Pocus Dec 07 2012 10:24 PM
Has time it happen to Hyundai before. I remember reading a few years back that a ship loaded with Hyundai Matrixes and Santa Fes sunked when it collided with another ship... Anyway I believe these incidents may be covered by insurance..
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