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24 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:53 GMT+2

March 13, 2019

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The ship with-ro Great America of the Grimaldi group is sunk

After the rescue of the 27 people on board it is increased to the violence of the fire and the sideslip of the unit

Yesterday in the Gulf of Biscaglia the ship with-ro Great America of the Neapolitan shipowning group Grimaldi that had left from the German port of Amburgo directed to Casablanca, in Morocco is sunk. In the night between Sunday and monday on the unit a fire had exploded that had involved an participation of aid by British frigate HMS Argyll in order to draw all in salvo the 27 people on board (26 members of the crew and a passenger) with a which lasted operation eight hours hindered from the bad conditions of the sea.

The violence of the fire is increased in last the 24 hours and the ship introduced a sideslip to starboard emphasized with passing of the time. In the area of the incident while they had reached the French frigate Aquitaine and a ship support and, because of aggravating itself of the situation, then is decided the suspension of the carried out operations antifire from the Abeille Bourbon tug. While the Grimaldi group had charged the Ardent society lend assistance to the ship with two taken tugs rental: l'Union Lynx in arrival from Vigo, in Spain, and the Tera Sea Hawk, left from the Dutch port of Rotterdam. This previewed participation, to be carried out in the course of an ulterior worsening of the meteorological conditions attended in next the 48 hours, however is returned useless by the inabissamento of the Great America.

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