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Shipping continues despite North Sea shipwreck

Keywords: Tags  Port of Rotterdam, shipwreck, shipping, transportation, Baltic Ace, Corvus J, Netherlands, Europe Steel First


LONDON — Neither ports nor shipping lanes are experiencing congestion after a ship sank in the North Sea, a spokesman for the Port of Rotterdam told AMM sister publication Steel First on Thursday.

The car carrier Baltic Ace sank after colliding with the container ship Corvus J about 40 miles off the coast of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe.

There is enough room around the wreck for vessels using the shipping lane to navigate around it, according to a port spokesman.

At least four crew members have died, a further seven are still missing and 13 were rescued, according to news reports. 

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.


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