Fire-stricken Grande America sinks off France

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March 13, 2019 - The fire-stricken Grande America sank in the afternoon hours of March 12th off the west coast of France, the Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic confirmed. All 26 crewmembers and one passenger were safely evacuated onto Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll on March 11.

BDP International is actively monitoring the status of shipments affected by this incident and will be in contact with our customers who had cargo on board the vessel. In the meantime, should you have any questions please reach out to your local BDP representative.

The fire started in one of the containers loaded on the weather deck, spreading to other containers positioned close by. 

At the time of the incident, the ConRo vessel was en route from Hamburg in Germany to Casablanca in Morocco.

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Source: World Maritime News

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