|This evening around 19.20 local time vehicle carrier Baltic Ace (IMO: 9386213, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) and containership (IMO: 9262895, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) came into collision with each other about 35 miles off the Dutch coast in the North Sea near the North Hinder Light Buoy. The Baltic Ace has sunk. 13 of the 24 crew members of the Baltic Ace have rescued themselves using life rafts. 4 crew members did not survive the accident. 7 crew members are still missing. Several helicopters, marine vessels and nearby merchant vessels assisted in the rescue operation which has been called during the night. The rescue operating will resume at day light using search planes and helicopters. Several crew members have been transported to hospitals in the Netherlands. The Baltic Ace left the port of Zeebrugge earlier this afternoon and was underway to Kotka, Finland. The Corvus J was underway from Grangemouth to Antwerp.|
Below you can find the tracks of the two vessels before the collision (data provided by Marine Traffic) or you can look at Vessel Finder for a video based on AIS data:Click here for the current position of the Corvus J.
© Henk Jungerius
© Lennart Rydberg
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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