The Dutch authorities says a freight ship carrying 1000’s of vehicles that burned for every week on the North Sea can be towed to a Dutch port for salvage
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A freight ship carrying 1000’s of vehicles that burned for every week on the North Sea can be towed on Thursday to a Dutch port for salvage, the federal government mentioned.
The Fremantle Freeway, carrying 3,784 new automobiles, together with 498 electrical ones, from the German port metropolis of Bremerhaven to Singapore was to be towed to the northern port of Eemshaven, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Administration mentioned.
The practically 200-meter (round 650-foot) vessel can be accompanied as a precaution by a ship that has particular booms to scrub up oil spills.
Fireplace broke out on the Fremantle Freeway on July 25 and burned uncontrolled for every week because it floated close to busy North Sea transport lanes and the shallow Wadden Sea, a World Heritage-listed migratory chook habitat. Dutch authorities didn’t try and spray water onto the ship for concern of constructing it unstable.
The ministry mentioned that Eemshaven, 215 kilometers (134 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, was chosen as a result of it’s near the Fremantle Freeway’s location within the North Sea and due to deteriorating climate circumstances, the present infrastructure and the services that the port provides for the subsequent steps within the salvage of the ship.
The ministry mentioned that many of the ship has now been inspected by salvage specialists and “there are not any indications that the fireplace remains to be burning.”
One crew member died and others had been injured when the fireplace erupted. The crew of 21, all Indian nationals, and two different individuals on board, had been evacuated within the early hours of July 26. The reason for the blaze has not been established.